Reaching your wellness goals doesn’t have to be so hard!
Magazines all over clamor for your attention with their covers boasting about “The” new diet trend, the “tried-and-true” diet plan, or the “celebrity diet” that has ended the battle of the bulge once and for all for said celebrity.
While some of the tips are helpful, and while some of the success stories can provide motivation, the big picture is often sadly missed!
We gain, and therefore lose, weight very differently from one another! There are countless studies and findings that prove that men and women, for example, fare quite differently with exercise and lifestyle changes because of hormones, and other genetic factors.
Likewise, there seems to be consensus about the fact that babies, toddlers, children, and teenagers all have different caloric and exercise needs.
What the diet industry often does not tell us, is that there is no “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” when it comes to weight loss. Many factors determine our success to weight loss and maintenance, and just as many approaches should be considered.
There are literally hundreds of diet theories! We can easily get quite confused trying to figure out which one to adopt: low-carb, low-fat, low-sugar, gluten-free, low-sodium, vegan, high-protein, high-fiber?
- How do you know which “diet” will work for you?
- Why is it so hard, finding something you can stick with?
- Are some people simply doomed to never succeed at losing weight, and more importantly, maintaining weight-loss?
In order for a diet to work, it must be sustainable. Meaning you must be able to stay on it for a long enough period to get the desired results you are seeking.
There are a few factors that must be considered when deciding on a plan’s sustainability. And the only person, qualified and equipped to assess those factors is YOU!
You know your body, your environment, your circumstances, your lifestyle, your personality. etc. It is imperative that your diet FITS into ALL areas of your lifestyle in order to be successful.
For example, a diet must not only provide you with enough calories to sustain you physically, it must also be flexible enough for your routine, not be isolating, must fit into your budget. You must actually LIKE the taste of the food prescribed by the plan.