3 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail to Help People Lose Weight

3 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail to Help People Lose Weight

Thinking about why you simply cannot succeed with your diet program? Why is it that whatever diet you pursue, you eventually drop sometime later?
Isn’t it time to give up on losing weight?

Reasons for the Failure of Many Diets

Don’t give up yet. Take a look first at this list of reasons why many people fail with their diet. Then, look for a diet plan that will help you resolve these issues.

Impractical Calorie Consumption

One of the reasons why diets fail is the expectation of consuming an impractical number of calories per day. Put simply, many of these diet plans are asking people to go on “starvation mode.” Consuming too little food can cause your body to power down to save fuel. At the same time, your body will have a slow metabolism and stop burning fat

While it is necessary to lower your calorie intake to lose fat or weight, you also need to maintain your “metabolic engine,” to keep burning energy and fats.

Insufficient Satiety-Boosting Foods

Another reason for the failure of most diets is their lack of satisfying nutrients, specifically protein and fiber. The body needs protein for optimal functioning. It takes time to breakdown and digest protein, so it helps to give you a longer satiety.

When taken together with dietary fiber,  you will have a slower digestion. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, which are rich in dietary fiber.

Most of the crash diet plans being promoted do not include much protein. Although they recommend eating lots of vegetables, most of the time fruits are taken out of the diet.

When you have these two nutrients in your diet, you will notice better results a lot faster and you will actually like it being on the diet.

Time Consuming Meal Preparation

Do you have enough time to prepare your meals? Many don’t and that is causing most people to fail in their diet plans.  When it is taking you a long time to prepare the meals included in your diet,, you probably won’t do it for long.

What people need to succeed in their diet are easy to follow guidelines that include basic recipes.  Who wants to spend more hours just to follow a diet plan? A diet plan needs to work with your daily schedule if you want to keep doing it longer.

It is recommended to stay longer on a diet, not just weeks perhaps months. The only problem with that is your motivation. Thus, sometimes a diet with a deadline might work better.

Experts recommend spending at least three weeks on a diet so you can develop good habits that stick. You’ll find yourself doing the good stuff even after the three weeks are over. Also, you can most likely see the difference the diet can make on your body in three weeks.

If you want to succeed with any diet plan, try to watch out for these three things discussed above.

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Categories: Diet, Weight Loss