Are These Diets Trying To Help You Lose Weight, Or Trying To Make You Sick?A person’s diet and their weight are two very personal things. There are billion dollar industries built around telling us how we should be eating and what we should beMore Are These Diets Trying To Help You Lose Weight, Or Trying To Make You Sick?A person’s diet and their weight are two very personal things. There are billion dollar industries built around telling us how we should be eating and what we should be doing to lose weight. Certainly, if any one of these strategies was foolproof, the weight conscious population would have quickly seized upon it, millions of people would have lost weight and found their “ideal”, and the weight loss industry would have cured itself out of existence.This is obviously not the case.
More often than not, diets propose a regimen of self-deprivation which tells dieters to eat a certain way while restricting certain food groups. At best this type of strategy can lead to a temporary weight loss, until dieters relent and fall back to their previous diets. Far worse, however, is when these types of diets dictate eating (1) foods that are dangerous to us or (2) a diet that is dangerous by the exclusion of the foods it prohibits.Carbs Are Good, Meat Is Bad: Why The Atkins And Paleo Diets Are Full Of Sh*tThis book is an examination of two of the more popular diet trends, the Atkins and the Paleo based diets.
While there are aspects of each which are admirable and could potentially lead to weight loss, of more concern should be the health implications of each diet. Neither is realistic as a long term or lifestyle changing approach to diet.
In some cases it is not realistic because they advocate giving up nutrients that the body will eventually crave leading to diet failure, and in other cases it’s because they advocate a diet that is fraught with the potential for heart disease and other diet related health concerns.Eat For The Way You Want To Live In 20 Years, Not The Way You Want To Look In 2 Weeks!