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Why Diets Really Suck, But Why They’re Worth It

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Diets suck.

 

They really do.  I know that, and you know that.

 

You have to eat less than your body needs to maintain- which means you will often be hungry (although actually there IS a work around for this on one particular diet- more on that later).

 

Your mood is grumpier.

 

Your social life goes down the tubes.

 

In fact, after I thought of writing this blogpost, I decided to do a youtube search on why diets suck, and guess what?  I’m not the only one who’s thought this.

 

You’re having to put your body into a state of non-normalcy in order to lose weight, and that’s why it’s hard.  Anytime you don’t feel normal, life is harder.

 

In the end though, millions of people believe it’s worth it because they go on diets every year- often more than one diet, and often more than once a year.

 

Why?  Because it also sucks being overweight.

 

If you can get through the yuckiness of the diet to a better body, usually people are pretty happy in their new body, and you can go back to eating at least at a maintenance level (even if of course it’s now healthier overall than you used to eat) and have a satisfied tummy.

What Defines a Healthy Diet?

Some people feel that diets aren’t healthy at all.

 

For people who are already thin, this makes sense.

 

But there are a lot of overweight people in the world.  The only way to lose weight IS to make a change in your eating habits, which is usually classified as some type of diet.

 

It’s not necessarily something that you have to do forever.

 

There are some great choices out there for losing weight in a fairly quick manner so you can get it over with.  Are they all healthy?  Overall, honestly it seems like most diets are healthier than any previous way that a person might have been eating.

 

It seems to argue that a previous once-a-day-mcdonald’s addict is doing something less healthy by doing atkins, south beach, the hCG Diet, heck even Weight Watchers.  They all probably have their weak points, but again I ask you,

 

Are any of these options less choice than a person’s previous poor eating habits?

 

I rest my case.

 

So yeah, I believe in general, when done because you’re actually overweight, most diets are healthy enough.

Popular Diets for Losing Weight

There are a number of diets people are using today to successfully lose weight.

Here are just a few that you can check out:

  1. Paleo
  2. Primal
  3. South Beach Diet
  4. hCG Diet
  5. Atkins

 

You can get a brief overview of each diet program below:

 

Synposis of the Paleo diet

 

Review of Primal eating

 

South Beach Diet

 

hCG Diet

 

Atkins

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