When you’re on a diet, you typically restrict certain foods. Maybe that means cutting out sugar, reducing your carbohydrate intake or saying no to dairy.
Making a change is the easy part, the difficulty is sustaining your changes over time. According to research conducted by UCLA, most people who lose weight on a diet will regain all or most of it back. That’s not what you have in mind when starting a diet, is it? You’re better off choosing a program that best fits into your lifestyle. You’re bound to find more long-term success with a flexible program that you can adapt to your busy schedule, rather than one you have to adapt to.
No. 5: It’s Not a Quick Fix
Diets can be tricky. Sometimes they promise unrealistic results and require you to make unhealthy choices. When you want to lose weight, it’s important to recognise that it takes commitment, hard work, time and patience. A weight loss journey has ups and downs, twists and turns and plenty of hurdles to overcome. But, people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off.
No. 4: It’s Not Just About Eating Certain Foods
If you’re always on the go, a diet can be challenging. Maybe you don’t have time to prepare a meal and need a program that can fit into your busy lifestyle while still allowing for healthy snacks and well-balanced meals.
Isagenix® offers convenient meal and snack options like IsaLean™ Shakes and IsaLean™ Bars that not only taste great but also offer the right amount of nutrition your body needs. And when you add in your own healthy food, you’re sure to feel satisfied.
No. 3: It’s Not Only About Weight Loss
While weight loss is obviously the number–one reason people diet, we often forget there are other factors that contribute to a healthy body.
Being mindful of the food you eat and how it is digested are important pieces of the weight loss puzzle. Think about it. Many people have success when they cut carbs from their diet. However, if those carbs are replaced with saturated fats, there is a possibility of longer-term health risks.
Did you know the foods you eat can have a drastic impact on your digestive system? Sure, maybe you’ll lose weight, but how do you feel? A big part of any health journey is understanding your body so make sure you listen to it and learn what works best for you!
No. 2: It’s Not Always Backed by Research
Fad diets. They usually promise rapid weight loss and include a crazy eating plan that consists of something like three cups of grapes and a litre of chilli sauce. Well, maybe not quite like that, but you catch the drift. Sometimes you don’t know where the information or advice is coming from.
Whatever system or plan you choose, make sure the products and supplements are backed by research, have been developed by scientists and nutritionists who have quality and safety top of mind.
No. 1: You Want Lasting Results
People who start a diet usually have a goal in mind. Raise your hand if you went on a diet before your high school reunion, a relative’s wedding, or your first summer beach visit. We’ve all been there – and for good reason. Who doesn’t want to look and feel their best?
But when you get home, where do you go from there? When you choose a new lifestyle, it doesn’t have an end date. When you shift your thinking, you realise that you’re choosing to put your life, not just your body goals, first.