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Why FAD Diets Fail!

Updated: Jun 2, 2023



Hello there, my dear readers! It's your favorite coach, Michael, here to talk about the one thing that we all love to hate - diets. Yes, you heard it right. Diets. The one thing that we all try to follow but end up failing miserably. Well, I did anyway, years of frustration, weight loss, weight gain, money, and time! I’ve struggled with weight all my life, as a teenager I became obsessed with diets. I knew every diet on the market. I particularly remember the Beverly Hills diet and the Golden Pineapple diet, which meant all you could eat on certain days was chunks of Pineapple. Today, my stomach churns at the thought of eating pineapple all day long.


So, let's dive into the world of diets and explore why they fail miserably!


But first, just in case you think I’m just plain bitter about dieting because I’ve been such an abject failure sticking to them let’s look at the statistics behind diet performance. According to UCLA Researchers over 95% of diets fail within the first three years. But what’s alarming is that more than half the people who fail put on even more weight than they originally started out at!


But why is this?


Let's start by talking about the most popular diet of all time - the keto diet. Now, I know the keto diet is all the craze these days with whole areas in markets dedicated to keto products at hideously expensive prices, but have you ever tried to survive on a diet that restricts you from eating carbs? It's like trying to survive without oxygen. It's impossible! And let's not forget the dreaded keto flu that hits you like a ton of bricks. You feel like dying, yet all you can think about is a big bowl of pasta and garlic bread. So, you give up and binge on fast food and pizza, and the desperate cycle continues.


Next up, we have the juice cleanse diet. Now, this diet is a personal favorite of mine. Who doesn't love the idea of drinking delicious juices all day and losing weight? But let's be real here, after a few hours of drinking nothing but juice, you start to feel like a zombie. Your brain is foggy, and all you can think about is food and where’s the nearest bathroom. It can be traumatic especially if you’re caught out in public somewhere! 😊 It's like your body is trying to tell you that this diet is a bad idea. So, you give up and order, Chinese and the desperate cycle continues.


Moving on, we have the low-fat diet. This one has been around for ages, and yet, it still fails. The idea is simple - eat less fat, lose more weight.


But have you ever tried to eat a low-fat meal? It's like eating cardboard. There's no flavor, no satisfaction, and no joy. And let's not forget the constant hunger pangs that make you want to eat everything in sight. So, you give up and indulge in a big, juicy burger with animal fries and the desperate cycle continues.


Finally, we have the paleo diet. This one is all about eating like our ancestors did, which means no processed foods, no grains, and no dairy. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Have you ever tried to survive without bread or cheese? It's like trying to survive without water. It's impossible! And let's not forget the constant cravings for something sweet or salty. So, you give up and indulge in a family sized bag of chips and salsa and the desperate cycle continues.


So, why do diets fail? The answer is simple - they're not sustainable. They’re not enjoyable. We try to follow these diets because we want quick results, we fall for the slick marketing, but the marketeers don’t want you to know that weight loss is a journey, not a destination. It’s about finding a lifestyle that works for you which includes eating the foods you love in moderation without guilt or shame. We need to eat delicious foods that replenish our bodies and make us feel good so we can live a full active life. We need to find a way of eating that we can stick to for the long haul and that is exactly what the F90 Nutrition process is about, finding a lifestyle and a new relationship with food to live a full life.


Diets are like a bad relationship. We keep going back to them, hoping that things will be different this time, but they never are. We need to break up with diets and find a way of eating that works for us. So, let's raise a glass to pizza, pasta, and all the delicious foods that we love. Let's enjoy them in moderation and find a way of eating that makes us healthy and happy. And remember, life is too short to eat cardboard.

Until the next time ... this is Michael signing off.


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