Slow and Steady Wins the Race. Choose Wellness Before Fad Diets

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We’ve all been there. Perhaps we’re preparing for a vacation or wedding and we don’t feel too great about our body. Our first instinct is to shoot for the easiest way to lose weight and the normal route people take is the “fad diet” one. Fad diets often seem too good to be true, and that’s absolutely what they are. Such diets are not a great way to get in better shape and feel great about yourself. Our nutrition service company has a distaste for these diets, here’s why:

They aren’t sustainable

Most of these “fad diets,” such as cleanses, aren’t sustainable as they actually deprive your body of nutrients and necessities, effectively starving yourself. Cutting yourself off from wholesome foods isn’t something that anybody could keep up with. More often than not, even if people do lose weight off of these methods, they’ll gain back the weight soon after. Fad diets aren’t something that people could follow for long. Eventually, people will revert to their old habits.

They aren’t made for success

Fad diets aren’t going to push you to be your best self. They’re focused on one thing: losing weight in the shortest amount of time possible. With this in mind, you’re not being geared for the long term. A quick weight loss regimen that only focuses on the short term is only going to work for the short term, at best.

They don’t make you feel great

If you’ve ever tried one of these diets, you’ve likely noticed fatigue, low energy, and a poor mood. Why? Because your body needs nutrients and wholesome foods to function optimally. Starving yourself and refusing to fuel your body is going to make you feel unwell. The tradeoff? Maybe a pound or two that you’ll gain back within the next month.

They don’t change your lifestyle

If you want to see long term results, you’re going to need to put in the work to change your lifestyle. Trying out a diet that “promises ‘x’ amount of weight in ‘y’ days” is going to be insignificant to how your goals play out within the next several years. That being said, fad diets do nothing to instill lifestyle changes that will last. They only focus on quick weight loss rather than happiness, well being, health, and energy. A wholesome life will affect all of these components, not just one.

Don’t fall into the trap of fad diets. If you want to follow a plan that will positively impact your life for years to come, choose wellness. We here at Real Life Nutrition can help you find a plan that works and that will make you feel incredible. Get in touch today!