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Why your diet is failing

Updated on July 8, 2016
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Brandi has been a stay at home mom for eleven years. She has a love for Thriller and mystery books, and just finished "All the Lost Souls"

Real talk

I would love nothing more than to sit down with you and talk to you about why your diet is failing. The truth is there are a number of reasons why diets fail and the number one reason is the fact that you are trying a diet. Diets are short term, they are nothing more than a goal that you want to reach so that you can quit. You are starving yourself most days which leaves you tired and hungry and who wants to live life like that. So here we are at a cross roads, you want nothing more than to loose the weight you are not happy with and I am telling you not to diet. Here is where things get a little hard to hear.

1. Don't diet they all fail at some point!

The entire point of a diet is to cut things out of your daily intake and lets be honest, that does nothing more than make you want that certain food that much more. Or to make things harder they give you one item to eat all the time for two weeks and promised that you will loose a ton of weight. This is not healthy! People do not realize how horrible diets are for you. You are taking all the fat out of your diet. This is horrible because your brain works off of fat. Did you take all of the carbs out of your diet? This is a bad idea also because your muscles count on carbs to build. Everything that is in your diet is there for a reason and cutting something completely out is unhealthy. It doesn't matter how you think about it, if you are drastically cutting things out of your diet your body is going to start craving it because it needs it. If it doesn't get what it needs it then begins to pull it from your body. If you cut carbs your muscles begin to deplete and cutting fat takes it from your brain! Stop depriving your body.

2. Stop counting your calories

When you are counting your calories you start off your morning strong and by the time evening comes around you are starving. Because you are counting everything that is going into your body you are doing nothing more than thinking about food all day long. While you can loose weight this way it gets old real fast and most people fail after a couple weeks. Writing down and tracking all of your food can be a little taxing. You have to be extremely organized and on top of this diet in order to go this direction. If you can do it, more power to you, but let me know how you are doing two weeks in at 9 at night when you want nothing more than a bowl of ice cream.

3. Eat Healthier

I want you to sit back and think about the food that you are putting into your body. I want you to read the packages of the food you buy. Odds are it has a lot of items in your pre-packaged food that you cant pronounce. This is the problem I am having with so called food these days. We are reaching for the boxed and canned foods because it is easy and I don't blame you for that at all, but what I want you to think about is how long that food lasts on a shelf. Food is not supposed to last years! I need you to start choosing real food and not fake food. I don't want you to think about the weight you are loosing I want you to think about how good you are starting to feel by eating food that comes out of the ground and off of an animal. Our bodies digest these foods so much better because these foods are easy to digest. They go through our system and are worked off easily where things that are processed like boxed foods, sugar, flour that has been bleached are all sitting in our stomachs as our bodies struggle to digest them.

3. Think Healthy

I want to turn this discussion just a bit and ask a few questions.

Do you have digestive issues?

Have you tried dieting and the weight just wont come off?

Do you have lack of energy?

Is your skin rough or bumpy?

Are you lactose intolerant?

Do you have problems with constipation and/or diarrhea?

If you answered yes to any of these questions processed foods might be messing with your body. The reason I say this is because I have had all of these problems and as soon as I got put on a healthier diet where basically I don't eat something unless it is natural food, I got 90% better. Did you know soy can severely mess with your body and it is put in almost all processed foods as a filler? Health food companies have made a ton of money off of all of their consumers because they are labeling soy as a health food when it is put into all of your foods just to make you feel full. This is not healthy, not even close. So here we are 20 years later and people are having hormone issues and can't digest anything how they should. It's time to go back to basics and eat real food.

5. Take charge of the food you are eating.

Make a change, and move in the right direction. Once you start eating right those pounds you want to loose so bad with fall off. My diet isn't for everyone. I can understand that. But....if you are someone who has had digestive issues and are feeling horrible more often than not, I implore you to try it. Once I stopped eating all the junk and processed foods I stopped getting sick. I haven't been sick for months now even though my girls bring home those horrible illnesses from school.

Eat all fruit

Eat all veggies

Eat all meat and seafood

Stay away from processed foods, sugar and flour.

Only eat sugary snacks if you made them yourself. You control the sugar this way and it is homemade.

Step away from those diets that have failed you and take charge of your life and make a change for the better. I don't want you to concentrate on loosing weight I want you to concentrate on being healthy. Further more, if you need me, if you need to ask any questions I am here to help. There is no reason why you shouldn't have help through your journey.

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