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  Losing Weight: 6 Reasons Diets Don't Work


The fourth article is entitled Losing Weight: 6 Reasons Diets Don't Work. After reading the article you will learn to debunk some of the myths that prevail in the mainstream when it comes to diet and nutrition.


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The article is 525 words in total.


Beware that there is nothing to be gained by going on any so-called diet, except broken promises and more anxiety. Losing weight requires a permanent weight loss solution!

Diets are Mainstream Fabrications

Diets are fabrications of mainstream hucksters, the media, and their advertisers to sell quick fixes to people who are looking for fast, weight-loss solutions. Their original intentions may be somewhat admirable, but the science behind their claims is always lacking, and they don't base their programs on how our bodies actually function in the metabolism of food.

In addition, the so-called fad diets have never worked in the past, don't work now, and will never work will in the future. The results are dismal and the failure rates are very high. In fact, 65% of people who have lost weight through dieting regained the weight within a year, and 95%+ regained all the weight back and more, after five years. These programs will always fail to produce long-lasting results.

Q. How come diets don't work?

The Reasons Diets Don't Work for Losing Weight

Here are six reasons why losing weight is futile on a diet and there are probably a few more that have been missed:

  1. Diets are based on a one-size fits all approach, not on sound practices like biochemical individuality, which takes into account a person's particular body type.
  2. We are all unique on the outside, as well as on the inside in terms of the way we metabolize food.
  3. You can shrink your fat cells in size, but never get rid of them. So, yo-yo dieting is the norm, and that in itself is tough on your body!
  4. If your hormonal system is not in a state of balance, it is nearly impossible to lose weight.
  5. Under a state of prolonged stress, it is impossible to lose weight.
  6. If you are constantly sleep deprived, it is also impossible to lose weight.

Dropping below your Resting Metabolic Rate

Diets do not address the underlying addictions to bad foods. Unless you make the necessary behavioral changes in your life to reduce, control, or eliminate the trigger foods, you won't lose weight.

But, I can lose weight with a calorie-reduced diet below 1,200 Kcals per day. Sorry, this is another myth. This provides for a caloric intake below your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). If you stay on this starvation diet for too long, you will become frail, morph into ill health, and perhaps not live very long.

Q. You've got to be kidding, right?

No, I wouldn't kid about such a subject. The RMR for most people lies above 1,300 kilocalories per day, and is usually somewhere between 1,350 and 1,550 kilocalories per day depending on a number of factors, including:

  • age, for sedentary folk the RMR drops with age because muscle mass declines after age 30 unless you do something to prevent it
  • gender, higher for males versus females
  • body size, the greater the weight, the higher the RMR, and
  • body composition, the greater the amount of muscle mass versus fat mass, the higher the RMR.

If you consistently remain below this level, your body will get the energy it needs through catabolism of the tissues in your body. It breaks down your protein structures for survival. This is not a good situation.

Sometimes the calorie-reduced way is fine for awhile, if administered by a qualified nutritionist. However, a nutritionist that reduces your caloric intake at the beginning of a program will never drop you below your RMR requirement.


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