Who doesn't want to be slim and trim, and healthy? And who hasn't gone on a diet to help lose those few extra pounds?
But diets might not be the best way to slim down. Beauty4Media recently explained the reasons why dieting is more torture than it is effective. If you mised Part One, click here. Now read on to learn why you might wanna consider a weight loss alternative:
Diets also foster self-hatred. "Listen to a dieter and you will hear them use words such as 'bad' and 'naughty' to describe the times they've strayed from their diet plans. Dieters generally spend most of their time feeling guilty and angry at themselves," said Joanne Henson, author of 'What's Your Excuse For Not Eating Healthily?
Diets are usually marketed as a sort of project. This means doing something with a start and an end date, or an end target weight. "And when dieters reach the end of that project, they revert back to their pre-diet lifestyle, which is what caused them to gain the weight they have just worked hard to lose," Henson explained.
All of these things set you up for failure, over and over again. And the more you diet, the worse your relationship with food will become."
"Also, the reduction in food will mess up your metabolism so that when you reach the 'end' of your diet, your body will be primed to store fat much more readily, and before long you're likely to end up back where you started," the expert said.
So what do you do if you want to lose weight and keep it off?
Look out for more tips from Henson tomorrow!