Low carb, 5:2, the alkaline and blood type diet, bullshit “detoxes & cleanses” (Forever, Juice+, Cambridge etc), paleo……. you name it.
None of them are ‘good for’ you and most likely only make you gain weight afterwards.
But here’s the secret as to why “they work”:
If a diet makes you lose weight, it’s simply because your body is burning more than what you’re eating, no matter what the method
Some of you may have tried eating a shit ton of vegetables once and noted that you can in fact eat more and lose weight. This is true, because vegetables are not calorie dense foods
[a kilogram of carrots = 410 kcal, whereas
a kilogram of vegetable oil = 8,115 kcal]
Which also makes them a great food group to have when you’re trying to lose weight (on top of the fact that they’re packed with vitamins).
So STOP giving shitty diets credit, when in fact it’s nothing to do with
what you eat
how much energy you consume (vs. burn)
Then there’s what I hear all the time… “I know what I need to do to lose weight, but…..”
Yep yep. There’s just one thing that might come as a shock to many - even healthy eating does NOT guarantee weight loss. Shocking, right? It’s definitely a wise idea to make your eating habits healthier and include a lot of colour in your diet, but……. too much of any food can make you gain weight. I remember watching this documentary when I was young on a morbidly obese woman who did not understand why she was dying because of her weight… seen as she had 52 (!!!) oranges a day. They’re healthy, right?? This is an extreme example, but just let me tell you
that in 52 average oranges
there are 3,796 kcal and
884 GRAMS of sugar
That’s close to a fucking kilogram of pure sugar!!!
So yeah, fruit is not bad for you
as long as you have it in moderation
just like anything else
There’s a BIG problem if you follow diets that others have made for you without knowing anything about your general eating habits and preferences
And the problem is that you’re not going to be on that diet for the rest of your life, so it WON’T WORK [here’s why]
So the solution?
Learn what’s in your food
Start tracking your calories today by downloading MyFitnessPal
And no matter what you eat,
if you stay under your average needed calories you will lose weight.
(Check how many you need here)
You can achieve anything you want. Just decide you're going to do it, and figure out why you want to do it. Then go get it!