Why You Should Not Follow a Weight Loss Diet

How many times have you tried to lose weight? How many times have you been successful? Losing weight is no easy task. In fact, it may be harder than quitting smoking. Many people cannot lose weight and keep it off because they make a serious mistake from the beginning. This mistake is to follow a weight loss diet. That's right, if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you should not follow a weight loss diet. Keep reading to uncover the reasons why a weight loss diet will set you up for failure.

Losing weight is really not that hard once you learn to change your thinking about food. Over the years, you have learned to connect food with just about every event in your life. You celebrate holidays with food. When someone dies, the first thing that happens is the neighbors start showing up at your door with food. A wedding is celebrated with a huge wedding cake and plenty of food. The list goes on and on.

You have probably learned to turn to food for comfort. In times of stress or sadness, you may have learned that certain comfort foods will make you feel better. The result is a lot of extra pounds that keep adding up year after year and are now very difficult to take off.

So now that you are desperate to lose weight you will try every new weight loss diet that comes down the pike. This is where you are making your mistake. A weight loss diet may reduce your calories, have you eating all proteins or have you counting every calorie that goes in your mouth. Yes, you may lose weight, but now what? Do you know how to keep the weight off? Following a weight loss diet will get you nowhere. Changing your eating habits will get you everywhere.

The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to look at food in a whole new way. Start looking at food as a fuel source for your body. Don't look at it as comfort, hormone replacement therapy, or a filler for the void that is missing in your life. Food is only meant to fuel our bodies and to keep us healthy.

Once you start to change your thinking about food, losing weight will become easier. Now make it a habit to eat six, small, healthy meals a day. The more often you give your body a little fuel, the faster it will burn the calories. Ramp up the calorie burning by switching to diet soft drinks and be sure to get in six to eight glasses of water daily.

So there you have it. Your best chance for losing weight and keeping it off. Stop following a weight loss diet and start making healthy food choices. It really is simple.

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