, 2022-11-05 06:00:00,
Diets make big promises, play on vulnerability and desperation to get people to buy in. The problem is that what you’re buying into is tantamount to snake oil.
I talk to a lot of people and regardless of where they come from or what they’ve been doing or not doing for their health, they all pretty much say the same things. “I’m just exhausted”. “I have no energy”. “I’ve tried so many things but I always gain it back”. “I’m not comfortable”. “I just want to feel good in my skin.” “It shouldn’t be this hard….”
They’re right, it shouldn’t be. So why are so many people frustrated, confused and feeling like no matter what they do it’s just not enough? In a word, diet. They feel they have failed (again) and blame themselves that it didn’t work.
There’s a lot of hype around the “diet du jour”, positioning it as something unique, that it will finally be the thing you need to do to lose that weight. Diets lure you with the promise of quick results, and then hook you when emotions are high and you’re desperate for a solution. Sound familiar?
“But it worked the last time…”, is also something else I hear a lot. But, if the requirements were such that you were unable to stick to it and keep those results while still living your normal life, you’ve got to ask yourself, did it really work?
It’s difficult these days to meet someone who isn’t on, or hasn’t been on, a diet of some sort at one time or another in their…
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