Dieting Causes Weight Gain

Dieting Causes Weight Gain

Are you a victim of marketing hype and social pressure?

For so long, you may have been led to believe that dieting will help you to lose weight, be healthier and happier.

The research paints a very different picture!

Dieters who do lose weight end up with unwanted weight gain within five (5) years!

Those who diet end up:

  • Gaining more weight than they lost;
  • Having an unhealthier attitude towards food;
  • At risk of developing Eating Disorders or Disordered Eating Behaviours;
  • With a reduced ability to recognise natural hunger;
  • Developing a poorer body-image, and
  • At risk of Depression. 

If this sounds like you, don’t be disheartened – there is hope!

If you realise that dieting causes weight gain, you can reverse it, you can lose weight just by stopping dieting!

If you follow the NO DIET plan, eventually, you will find balance and a sustainable eating plan to suit your body.

This is not a quick fix; nor does it mean that you can eat everything and anything you want, whenever you want! 

Being Ready

You need to be ready to learn about, listen to, and respect your body.

You need to be ready to give yourself, your body and food the time it deserves so you can mindfully focus on:

  • Finding balance;
  • Understanding your fullness and hunger levels;
  • Finding foods that give you energy and health;
  • Enjoying food – planning, cooking, eating;
  • Being ready to let go of foods that zap your energy or make you feel sick, and
  • Finding a sustainable eating plan for the rest of your life.

5 Steps to Losing Weight by Giving Up Dieting

Here are five (5) tips to help you in your journey towards a sustainable, healthy lifestyle that will help you to lose weight without dieting.

Tip #1 – Focus on Your Health

Health is more important than weight loss.

Therefore, understand what health means to you and pursue goals that help you become stronger physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.

Focus more attention on what will make you happy and fulfilled in your life, and help you live fully.

Tip #2 – Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

Nutritional balance is the most important aspect of food and eating.

Ridding your life of rigid food rules so you can learn how to eat a balanced, variety of foods that will nourish your brain and body is a crucial step.

Organising and planning food and meals will help you to eat healthy, balanced meals, regularly.

Tip #3 – Non-Diet Professional Support 

Breaking the negative cycles of dieting can be difficult to do on your own.

Therefore, it is important to seek the help of professionals to help give you develop new skills and tools, to enable you to live a healthy, flexible and fun lifestyle.

Tip #4 – Like-Minded and Supportive People 

You need to surround yourself with people who are like-minded and support a balanced approach to life, food, eating and health.

Some people in your life may be on either side of the continuum: unhealthy and sabotaging or healthy but rigid and too focused on food, exercise and eating.

You can’t change other people but you can choose how much influence they have over you and how much time you spend with them. 

Tip #5 – Develop a Lifestyle

Let go of quick fixes and rigid rules!

Quick fixes will not ever deliver you a life of happiness and health.

Taking things slower and developing new skills, habits, thoughts and beliefs will provide you with a lifestyle that you have always wanted for yourself.

A lifestyle is a journey towards happiness for a lifetime of wellbeing, not only physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Focus on long-term sustainability. 

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