3 Reasons to Skip Diets and Change Your Lifestyle
It’s time to skip diets and focus on making changes. If you have ever been frustrated by a diet, you are not alone. Diets don’t work for most people, even though they are becoming more popular with new information online, new trends and new quick-fix plans.
Here are three reasons to skip diets, and what to do instead.
1. Diets are Short-Term. Most diets are not sustainable, which is why there are so many of them. If they worked, we would not need the continuous trends that pop up. The short-term approach of diets is why most people end up on and off them for years. We also all have unique lifestyles, bodies and needs, and most diets cannot accommodate those unique factors. Instead, work on developing healthy, sustainable habits that you can stick to for years to come.
2. Diets Can Increase a “Lack” Mentality. Restricting groups of foods sometimes leads to hyper focusing or even binging on those foods. Instead, learning to incorporate all foods and not placing a moral value on foods as “good” or “bad” can lead to a healthier and more balanced approach to eating.
3. Dieting Can Take the Joy Out of Food. Food and cooking can be pleasurable and add joy to our lives. Restricting foods and tracking every tiny bit of food can make a part of daily life become much less pleasurable. Instead, cooking healthy recipes with your family and making mealtimes a family experience can lead to a more balanced approach to food.
If you are ready to skip diets and start a healthier, more sustainable diet, set up an appointment with our Health Coach, Dr. Karen. Dr. Karen can help you to find a positive approach to food that fits with your lifestyle. Call us today to find out more!
Karen L Leibowitz, MD
Health and Lifestyle Coach