Why Diets Don’t Work

Thanks for sticking with me through this busy week!  I hope you enjoy this post on the pitfalls of dieting.  I’ll see you next week with some fresh content, I’ve got lots of ideas for some great posts!

First of all, let me start this post by saying I’m not really fond of the word “diet”.  When most people think of diets, they think of calorie restriction, self-denial, and inevitable failure.  Not exactly something people get excited about it.  The word diet can actually just mean whatever food you eat on a normal basis.  But, for the sake of this post, we’ll talk about diets in the negative sense.  Like I said, most people don’t get excited about the word, and for good reason: your body knows they don’t work.  Even if your brain has fooled you into thinking that the quick path to health is found in the is the latest diet book hitting the store shelves, your body isn’t fooled. For those of you who have dieted multiple times over the years, I’m sure you are quite familiar with the dread, the drudgery, and the sheer willpower involved in sticking to a diet.  It turns eating, one of man’s greatest pleasures, into something it was never meant to be. Continue reading


Trim Down and Tone Up: Physical Aspects

Any discussion on fat loss would be incomplete without considering the influence of exercise.  You can eat a perfectly clean diet, avoid emotional eating, and eliminate toxins from your life, but if you don’t include exercise, you aren’t going to get the best results.

Remember, exercise doesn’t have to mean you go sweat it out at the gym every night.  Incorporating more activity into your daily life is a great way to gradually increase the number of calories you burn during the day, as well as increasing your resting metabolic rate.  And this is where the real benefits come in. Continue reading