Every day, it seems there’s a new fad diet grabbing headlines.
Some plans boast the benefits of eating nothing but grapefruit or cabbage soup, while others tout the advantages of eating like a caveman or consuming nothing but protein and fats.
With so many competing diets and unreliable, vastly different results for dieters, it can be easy to get lost in the maze of finding the right diet that delivers results for you. And worse, you may find yourself scrambling to try them all.
What’s worse is sometimes the results don’t even last—leading to a vicious cycle of losing and gaining while bouncing from diet to diet. It’s no wonder so many people get frustrated and even give up their quests for healthier lives. If this is you, here are some ways to stop the exhausting effects of the dieting "yo-yo."
Halting the Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle
Aren’t you ready for some good news? Well, here you go: There are ways to lose weight without following fad diets.
Fad diets claim to offer amazing results by simply following steps generalized to the masses. The reality is that each person’s body has specific needs, and one diet plan may not be successful for every person.
Successful dieting relies less on what works for everyone else and more on finding what works best for you.
Taking the Steps
So, if the fads won’t work, what will? While it’s hard to come up with an exact prescription to drop some pounds, there are some practical steps you can take to slim down and keep the weight off.
- Talk to your doc—Before starting any type of diet or exercise regimen, you should consult your physician. He or she can provide invaluable guidance and information specific to your health state, which can make your efforts more successful.
- Do the research—If your body is used to poor eating habits, you may not know what food you should instead be consuming. From dietary professionals to national accredited websites, there is a world of information that can guide you on your journey toward healthier eating.
- Practice portion control—Of course it’s important to pay attention to what you eat, but also how much you consume. Focus on smaller servings or use smaller dishes to help keep calorie counts low. Portion control is the foundation of our WonderSlim weight loss program.
- Be realistic—Rome wasn’t built in a day. It is unrealistic to think you can achieve your ideal body in a very short period of time, despite what fad diets may claim. Keep your eyes on you goal and be sure to celebrate the victories, no matter how small.
Trust Your Gut
Contrary to seemingly popular belief, successful dieting doesn’t require limiting your food choices or prohibiting certain items from your diet.
In fact, quite the opposite is true. To win the battle of the bulge and keep the weight off requires you to trust yourself to make healthy sensible choices. No more denying those sweets or that slice of pizza—simply enjoy such foods in moderation and understanding the impacts the indulging in excess may have on your waistline.
Through a combination of healthful decision, positive thinking and a strong support network, you can achieve the changes you desire.