by Judy Weitzman, Diet Coach
Calories, carbs and sugar, oh my! Do fad diets really work?
We are finally seeing glimpses of spring – Woohoo!!
Will those waistlines be a little tight? The winter blues may have caused some extra pounds to sneak up on us.
Are you by chance looking for the “magic pill” that will get you into your skinny jeans?
If you are looking to lose a few pounds this spring – beware of fad diets.
There will always be the latest and greatest quick fix that many will try.
It seems like every year there is a new group of miracle products that are going to make losing weight easy and permanent.
How we wish it were true! If any of these “quick fixes” really worked, we would not have the obesity problems that exist today.
Sorry to say, but if something seems “too good to be true,” it probably is. Let’s talk about some of the crazy things people have tried to lose weight over the years:
This list goes on and on and there will always be new extreme methods for losing weight.
Going on a “diet” means there is a “beginning” and an “end.” During the course of your “diet” you adhere to the rules and lose weight.
When it is over, you go back to your old behaviors and gain back the weight you lost and often times, even more! This is a vicious cycle that you don’t want to start.
Your best bet is to eat healthy. Eat lean foods, lots of fruits and veggies and limit your high fat foods.
Losing 1-2 pounds per week is healthy and sustainable.
Think about it: If you lost one pound per week you would be down 52 pounds in a year. Now that is a great result!
Plus by implementing positive eating behaviors along the way, you will not only lose your weight but you will keep it off long term.
Be kind to your body and lose your weight once and for all, instead of having your weight go up and down.
Make a commitment to yourself to start eating mindfully and make sure half your plate is always vegetables!
(published April 10, 2014)
Judy Weitzman, known as “Diet Coach Judy,” has experience in the weight loss industry that spans more than 30 years. She is the author of How to Eat When Life Gets in the Way. Besides her professional experience, she lost 50 pounds nearly 30 years ago and has maintained her lower weight. Judy has successfully helped her clients lose weight and keep it off by helping them change their behaviors. Each program is individualized and the daily support she offers helps ensure her clients’ success. To learn more about Judy, visit her website at www.dietcoachjudy.com.