You see the advertisements everywhere: on TV, on the magazines in line at the grocery store, and on the side of webpages, all proclaiming that all you have to do is follow their diet and you’ll have no problem losing weight. But did you know that many people who lose weight on a diet ultimately gain some, if not all, of it back? While long-term, sustainable weight loss is possible, dieting is not the best way to achieve it.
Today, we’re going to talk about why diets don’t work and what you should do instead!
The Problems With Diets
We should start by saying there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose some weight. A lot of people join Yoli with that specific goal in mind, and that’s a good thing! Losing weight can have a powerful impact on your health. But when you use diets to lose the weight, you’re not setting yourself up for healthy, long-lasting results.
Diets are, by nature, temporary. You follow them for a little while, and once you’re finished, you go back to eating the way you did before. Since no long-term habits were created, it’s no surprise that any results you experienced didn’t last!
In addition to their short-term nature, diets are also often restrictive and nutritionally-deficient. Because the mindset is generally “lose weight at any cost,” you may not be getting the nutrients you need for good health.
And because many diets villainize entire food groups—all fats, all carbs, all sugars—many of your favorite treats are banned completely. These unrealistic expectations are almost impossible to stick with long-term, and when you inevitably slip up, you end up blaming yourself rather than the overly restrictive system that sucked all the joy out of eating.
The Benefits of Lifestyle Changes
At Yoli, we believe that rather than going on a diet that won’t provide you with long-lasting results, you should focus on making lifestyle changes that will help you transform your life long-term.
That’s why the meal plan for our Transformation Kit is centered around eating real, nutritious foods including lean protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. It’s why our products are sourced from high-quality ingredients designed to help supplement your healthy diet. It’s why we recommend making sleep a priority and exercising every week. We don’t just want you to lose a few pounds for a couple of weeks. We want you to feel good in every aspect of your life!
Making healthy lifestyle changes can help you lose weight, but in a way that benefits your overall wellbeing. We want you to transform your life not just physically, but emotionally, as well. Your physical transformation should enhance the quality of your life. It’s not just about looking your best; it’s about feeling your best!
Rather than dieting, we encourage you to make lifestyle changes that will enhance the quality of your life. For more tips for transforming your health, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!