Dieting Does Not Work
It’s the worst kept secret in the slimming world – diets almost never work! Weight loss is a temporary thing for too many dieters.
Data from the UK suggest that more than 1 in 4 adults are trying to lose weight 'most of the time'. A poll by Mintel suggested that as many as 37% of women and 18% of men were dieting at any given time - that is around 13 million adults on a 'permenant' diet.1 In the US the figures are around 40% for women and 25% for men. Additionally, in the US around 30% are trying to maintain their current weight.2
The people who sell you dieting products are some of the most highly trained sales people in the world, using exceptionally powerful influencing techniques to get you to part with your hard earned cash. In the US alone, consumers are spending around $33 billion dollars per year on ineffective diet products, shakes, low calorie foods, exercise equipment,2 whereas estimates for weight loss programs amount to $1 or 2 billion of that.
Why do people do it? ... because everyone else seems to be buying into that approach too.
Well guess what ... most of your fellow wannabe slimmers can't make those strategies work either - the marketing wins ... not you.
But they know so little about successful slimming, most of them don’t even know it doesn’t work, they just think that they have failed again.
Why don’t they realise?
Because they break one of the golden rules of successful slimming.
They don’t realise they need to test, measure and record their efforts correctly.
Fortunately, you’re smart enough to know that from now on, the efforts that you make on your slimming campaign need to be measured and recorded.
You need to know precisely what you are getting involved in, what response you expect and how well those strategies and techniques work for you.
The only way to be sure your strategy is working for you is to measure it correctly.
Then you’ll know if your dieting or your entire slimming strategy is working or not. And if it is not ... don't get down on yourself - change things ... simple small changes can make the world of difference to your success.
And there is an important distinction here: slimming and dieting are not the same thing, even though many within the industry and slimming wannabes use the terms loosely and interchange them regularly.
Dieting is one string to the slimmers bow. Slimming is your complete package – everything you use to get slim.
One of the key features that leads to slimming success is to use more than a one dimensional approach.
Many dieters sadly think that they need to radically change their diets because 'experts' preach to them that they need to do so. Consequently they make massive radical changes to their diet to eat healthily hoping that when they get their diet under control they will start to “do more exercise”.
But this approach does not take into account the dieters state of mind when they adopt radical changes to their diet ... the alarm bells go off causing cravings, feelings of deprivation and depression regularly follow ... definitely not a healthy outcome and often this approach results in the exact opposite ... out of control eating and drinking.
Dieting never takes into account the most important point of all ... you the person ... and not you the dieting subject.
Almost all diets or eating plans are designed with universal simplicity in mind – ie they can be broadly applied to the general population.
But this simplicity never takes your life into consideration .. it cannot by design... so they cannot take into account how you live your life.
That is why this approach almost never works.
So what are you supposed to do?
Well there are a number of options successful slimmers use and it is these options that SlimmerSecrets uses to show wannabes how to become successful slimmers.
Admittedly poor diet and a lack of activity are recognised to be the two biggest contributors to the obesity epidemic, but they are not the only two causes of obesity.
Yes you will probably need to make changes to your existing diet, but these must be manageable changes, not catastrophic re-invention of your diet. The 'I'm starting my diet on Monday' approach is rarely successful in the long term.
Yes you might need to get more active ... but you don't need to buy an entire gym for your garage or the spare room ... and you don't need those expensive gym memberships where the cash disappears out of your account every month and you barely realise where it has gone.
The number of people reported to be on a 'permenant' diet suggests that dieting for weight loss does not work. Other short term measures such as diet pills and shakes are also likely to yield short term results if anything. Long term success is much more likely following a simple weight loss program consisting of walking, dietary manipulation and self monitoring skills.
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