Stop Dieting…once and for all
Diets don’t work for the long haul, that much we know. Less than 3% of dieters are able to keep the weight off… which means 97% of people following one of today’s typical diets will NOT have long-term success.
That’s because diets based on calorie restriction or smaller portions of the same unhealthy foods are not the answer for long-term weight loss OR improved health.
So what do we need to do?
Lifelong weight control and good health require permanent lifestyle changes, not a short-term, restrictive diet.
Perhaps you’re concerned because your weight is creeping up and you’ve just been diagnosed with hypertension/high cholesterol/pre-diabetes/fill in the blank. You recognize that it’s time to make a course correction, and the sooner the better.
If so, here are four factors to consider before choosing another typical “diet” plan:
- Is is sustainable? In other words, is this something I can comfortably do for the long-haul? Or will I be destined to eat small portions, count points, feel deprived, or feel hungry? Going “on a diet” often means that at some point, you’ll go OFF the diet and return to normal eating (which may have gotten you into trouble to begin with). So ask yourself if your new way of eating will serve you well over many years.
- Is it nutritionally sound? Will you be getting the protein, carbs, fat, calcium, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you need – in the right amounts – in order to function well? Does the new plan ask you to purchase supplements or powders in order to meet your nutritional needs, and if so, is that because those nutrients are missing from the foods?
- Is the new plan based on sound science? This one can be tricky, since there are studies to back up any theory or point of view. In order to be sure, we always have to assure the science being referenced meets certain criteria. You can learn more about that here.
- Is it safe for my health? Diet books that fly off the shelves are often anything BUT good for your long-term health. Your new eating plan should be able to prevent and reverse disease, without contributing to more problems down the road. Today’s diets which focus on high-fat, high-protein, low-carb foods are known contributors to serious health issues. As Dr. Greger points out in his “How Not to Diet” book, the goal of weight loss is not to lighten the load for your pallbearers. Your new way of eating should BUILD health, not destroy it.
You CAN have the best of both worlds…
…natural, safe weight loss without ever being hungry, AND the ability to maintain/restore your health, not worsen it.
The ONLY way of eating that can answer those 4 questions with a resounding YES is a whole food, plant-based diet without the use of added oils.
And did I mention the foods are satisfying and delicious!?
All your favorite comfort foods remade into healthy versions, with no deprivation or hunger. Burgers, pastas, burritos, sloppy joes, lasagna…. oh and by the way, banana splits.
I encourage you to explore more about this health promoting, anti-inflammatory way of eating. Once you get over the learning curve, you will NOT regret that you’ve given your body the best chance to heal. More energy, better mobility, clearer thinking, a healthier gut, and so much more.
I would love to help you get started!
Check out my free Training Class here – it takes only 45 minutes and you can watch it as your leisure.
Also check out my book, The “Plan A” Diet, is also packed with sound science (and optional scriptural support for those in the Christian faith). The book is available anywhere books are sold; signed copies can be ordered here for only $12.
Or, Click here for a list of recommended resources.
Don’t put this off any longer! Your future YOU will thank the you of today.
Dear friend, I know that you are spiritually well. I pray that you’re doing well in every other way and that you’re healthy. (3 John 1:2, GW)