Most diets are 'fads' and fail because
they are too strict or boring to stick with. By changing Nutrition Choices
and Preferences, you have a better chance at weight loss success.
average diet, by general definition, has a beginning and an end. Most diets
ultimately fail because ending the diet results in the rebound effect. The
rebound effect occurs when more weight is gained back than originally lost, due
to lost muscle tissue and lowered resting metabolism. Most diets invoke the
starvation response, where the body sacrifices muscle tissue to spare fat stores
and ensure energy reserves. This primitive mechanism, necessary in ancient
times to preserve life, actually lowers metabolism and encourages the rebound
Dieting and improper eating habits can cause long-term damage to the digestive
system, endocrine system, central nervous system, immune system, and lymphatic
systems. This damage leads to chronic illness, obesity and further hinders
weight loss. This leaves the individual feeling hopelessly "stuck" because
poor eating habits have turned their bodily systems counterproductive.
To succeed at any diet, life-long habits must be established and the diet need
contain a complete nutrient profile.