Why diets don’t yield same results for everyone

Have you ever tried dieting before? If you’re in your mid-20s to early 30s and have decided to lead a healthier lifestyle at some point, then you probably had. And if you still are, and is combining it with regular exercise, then good for you.

However, you’ll be more than forgiven if you’ve had or still having some difficulty with it. In fact, if you are, then you’re one of the countless people from all over that have tried dieting but are having varied results with it. And it’s all for a justifiable reason since there are different types of diets as well as different types of people. Different strokes for different folks, as they say.

But if you’re still finding trouble with it, then here are some of the common reasons as to why diets do not yield the same results for everyone:

Dieting can result in weight gain  – Do you know that diets cause fluctuations in your hormones and hunger? This can result in appetite increase, which would then result to eating. In fact, most people who lose weight via dieting gain it back within a year.

Short-term thinking  – Perhaps one of the biggest reasons is that most people think diets are instant and short-term. However, dieting is an all or nothing business, which means that you either try it and quit or try it and commit to it for years. It should be a habit you maintain.

Dieting increases the lack mentality  – This is a familiar situation for many: You go out while on a diet and get introduced to foods you can’t eat, which then makes you hypersensitive and hyperaware. It’s a cycle and only leads to fixation on food.

Dieting takes out the pleasure of eating  – This one is also common because for many reasons, it does if you don’t know how to work around it. In most cases however, it spells disaster since we don’t eat food only for nourishment, right?

Dieting increases the risk of eating disorders  - The more someone places their emotional and mental focus on a certain type of food, the more they are likely to develop eating disorders.


Compiled by Olalekan Adeleye

Medical Daily

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