Pick Any Diet
I wrote an article explaining why diets don’t work.
The reality is that ALL diet’s work.
…it’s just the results aren’t permanent.
Diets are perceived as temporary events to achieve a weight loss goal.
The problem with diets is that people don’t usually keep the weight off.
They fall back into their old eating habits and end up starting ANOTHER diet.
It’s a never ending cycle.
You’re either slim or overweight.
So how do you fix this?
How do you not only start a diet, but keep the weight off?
Well the first thing to accept is that ALL diets work.
Because they are all based around calorie deficits.
If you burn more calories than you consume, you lose weight.
However, companies work to make their diet plans appear as the best option for you.
If you eat less than you burn, you lose weight.
You don’t need a specific diet.
You don’t need to pay anyone a TON of money to provide you a diet plan.
All YOU have to do is figure out how many calories your body requires to lose weight, and then count your calories throughout the day.
There is no “healthy diet”.
The best way to maintain a slim body is by developing habits you practice daily.
…and it isn’t too hard to do.
You simply pick one new diet behavior you’ll do for 30 days straight.
After 30 days, you’ll WANT to keep doing it.
You made it a habit.
Repeat something 30 days, it sticks with you.
Easy enough, right?
I think so.
“…But Alex, why just one habit at a time? Why can’t I change everything at once?”
Well, that’s exactly why diets fail!
You can’t just change all your habits at once, it stresses you out.
When you go on a diet, you are restricted from everything you enjoy.
Let me give you an example.
When I was in college, I developed the habit of eating fast food.
My fast paced lifestyle led me to eat on the go.
After a couple semesters, not only did I pack on the pounds, but I craved fast food.
My mind and body asked for it.
What did I do?
Did I succeed?
Yeah, for a little bit…
But it wasn’t long before I found myself craving fast food again.
A Different Approach
Being a student of personal development and learning about habits and how our brain works, I decided to go a different route with dieting.
I said to myself…
“OK, so cutting out fast food all at once is tough. I know I can do it but maybe I’m asking a little too much from myself.”
So I tried a different approach…
I would continue eating fast food but make ONE small change.
Only drink water with my meals.
Simple and fair enough.
Believe it or not, that ONE change made all the difference.
Drinking water only kept me feeling full longer throughout the day.
Ironically, I also lost five pounds.
…and all I did was switch soda for water.
After 30 days, I made another change.
At this point, I already had the habit of drinking and ONLY wanting water.
Now I made myself the deal of eating fast food a maximum of three days a week.
Again, it worked.
After 30 days, I decided to go a month without eating any fast food.
Did it work?
I went an entire 30 days with only homemade meals.
…and let me tell you, I felt amazing!
Anyone trying to SELL you a diet program will read this article and tell you:
“Do you really think it’s smart to go this route? I mean, you’ll lose 20 lbs. in a month if you follow my plan instead.”
Yeah, but will you KEEP the weight off?
Will you miserable while doing their diet?
How much will you SPEND on their plan?
Do they really care about your success or are they just trying to make another sale?
Let me ask you something…
What percentage of people do you think go on a diet and gain all the weight back?
I’ll give you a hint… A LOT.
So to sum it all up.
If your goal is to lose weight quick, go ahead and choose any diet.
There are thousands of FREE diet plans online, so please save your money.
If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off…
Make small changes and watch how “little by little” you alter your eating habits, permanently.
At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself:
“Is my goal to lose weight temporarily and go on another diet in the future?”
“Is my goal to lose weight and NEVER have to diet again?”
Change one thing every 30 days, not your whole life.
Remember, diet companies know that people love instant gratification.
Weight loss is multi-billion dollar industry.
They’ll never admit that the ONLY way to lose weight and it keep it off is making small and permanent changes.
How much profit would the food industry lose if people suddenly started making small changes and never purchased any of their diet programs or foods again?