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5 Reasons Why Dieting Makes You Fat

Updated on July 25, 2011

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With America leading the Obesity rate of the world at just over 80%, it's very obvious to see why it is that so many people are wanting to go on a diet in order to lose weight. However, most people do not know that dieting is actually not only unhealthy for you, but it also makes you fat as a result! This article includes the five reasons why you're still getting fatter despite being on a diet.

1 Your Body's Metabolism Can't Handle Swift Changes in Diet

Most people tend to jump right into a diet plan, hoping to see results as soon as they possibly can. Because of this, the human body is not able to adapt to such a rapid change. Often, what tends to happen is the person who is on a diet will lose a few pounds, then go off the diet, assuming that he or she successfully lost the unwanted weight. As soon as said person goes back to his or her old way of eating, the weight tends to come back, with a little bit extra as well!

2 Unreasonable Willpower Required

Another reason that your diet isn't helping you lose weight is that you lack willpower. The only way that you are going to be able to lose weight is if you successfully make a lifestyle change to your diet. You can't have a "cheat meal" every day. Once a week, you can have a cheat day, but that's it. If you want to successfully lose weight, after you've lost the weight that you want to lose, you are going to have to continue to eat the same way you did while you were on your diet.

3 You Aren't Exercising

Most of the time, we assume that if we utilize the power of healthy eating habits, we will be able to see a positive change that will last forever. While it is true that you will be able to see weight loss that is lasting if you utilize diet alone, the reality is that you will not see even 1/4th of the results as you would if you were utilizing exercise and diet together. Even just fifteen minutes per day where you jog and do a few push ups can make a huge difference in achieving your weight loss success.

4 It's Not A Lifestyle

Most diets give you the 'quick fix' in terms of weight loss. They'll give you what you need to know if you want to lose weight fast. However, most of these fast changes are not sustainable. You can't continue to eat in such a 'quick fix' type of way, and because of that, when you start to eat 'normally' once again, you'll find that you're going to be gaining most, if not all, of your weight back.

5 It's Not Permanent

As stated in each point before: the changes that a 'diet' has you make will not be permanent. If you aren't combining exercise, diet, and will power, then you will not see results. If you want to see the results that you are looking for, as well as make sure that those results are not temporary, then you are going to have to stop looking for a quick fix. Losing weight is hard. However, if you simply just change your dietary habits right now to be just a little bit healthier, than you will see results. Combine that with exercise, positivity, and will power and there's no way you that you won't be able to succeed.


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      zetty azlin 5 years ago

      can you give your full name?

      because i want use this article in my study case.