A few months ago the media was frenzied about the fact that we have more diet plans, foods and products than ever before and the rate of obesity is still rising. We have taken trans fats out of our restaurants, lowered the amount of salt and have put calorie counts on our menus. Pretty much everyone has been educated at school and through the media not to eat fast food on a regular basis, sugars, fats, drink soda and so on. So here is the million-dollar question. Why are we getting fatter?
When we interviewed people their answers were always the same, “I can’t keep “my head in the game” for the long haul. I’m okay for the first 5 lbs. and I steadily go downhill from there. I get bored and tired of dieting. I get frustrated and disappointed in myself when I quit.”
So, the real truth about dieting is that it wasn’t the diet plan that stopped working it was you who stopped working the plan. This is biggest dirty little secret no one talks about. All diets work. Look around and you will find people that have success with every diet on the market. It’s more about what mental skills you develop so you are then able to change your behaviors permanently. Who enjoys being on a dieting emotional rollercoaster? I’ve never met anyone. Have you? That is torture and that is the truth.
Marketers know that if they keep the temptations in front of you by serving oversized portions, candy in checkout isles, commercials promoting fattening foods and bombard you with Internet seductions you will cave. That is the name of their game. In fact, the other day I was at the grocery store and in the deli section there were 15 dishes, 13 of them were made with mayonnaise. Why? Because they are cheap to make and people crave the fat in them. You simply can’t get away from the influx of bad food temptations in your life. (When I was a young mom there was a movement to keep candy and junk food out of the check out isles at the grocery store. It was heaven and now it’s hell.) So there you have another dirty little secret.
The real truth is that you need to put your combat boots on and fight back with real knowledge, tools and skills so you can stop the craziness in your life once and for all.
Would you wake up one day, open your front door and run in a marathon race that was going past your house and expect to finish? NO! So why do you keep setting yourself up for failure over and over again?
The answer is right in front of you. Everyone is looking in all the wrong places. If you were to get mentally and physically “in the game” first, like a runner would, you would not only learn how to conquer your weight, but it would be an exciting, rewarding and an exhilarating experience. You would then be able to take those skills and knowledge and translate them into other challenges in your life such as; stopping smoking, feeling comfortable speaking in public; being organized, relationship building, improved performance at work or at school, just to name a few. You see, once you uncover your personal success formula there is no end to what can be accomplished.
You now know the real truth about dieting. It’s time to get rid of the myth that the diet plan failed. The truth is you need direction on how to get it done right.
Cris Sorel is co-author of the Diet Challenged? Finally Get it Done! Program. She has gathered a group of professionals to help train, almost effortlessly, weight challenged people on how to get lasting results with any diet plan of their choice. You can visit their website at http://scrnch.me/2sift and learn more about this unique and successful approach to weight loss.