So many decisions….
Diets tend to work for as long as we are able to stick to them. In fact, of all the diet research that is available, there is no real difference between the outcomes of many different diets, whether they are low fat, high carb, high protein – over time people lose similar amounts of weight, for as long as they stick to any particular diet.
What happens though is we do go off our diets, regularly. We skip a meal here, allow an extra treat there and before you know it, 3 or 5 of the 10kg you have lost have been regained. The reason for this is that ultimately, if we are really committed to losing weight and keeping it off 90% of our food decisions need to be made with weight control in mind. No more, “I’m on a diet”, or “I’m off”; in the environment in which we live, in which food is so readily available and activity so scarce, we need to remain conscious of our food decisions 90% of the time.