Diets don’t work long-term, that much we know. Less than 3% of dieters keep the weight off long-term.
That’s because typical 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. You recognize that it’s time for a course correction and the time to make changes is now. If so, here are four factors to consider before choosing another, typical “diet” plan: