I’ve tried numerous fad diets since 2012. My fitness journey was triggered by a huge emotional, intellectual, and physical turmoil caused by low self-esteem. I always had this state-of-mind that I was never enough. That I have to be the prettiest or the fittest that I can be. Mainly because I was always blamed for not taking care of myself enough and get left by people I loved especially in relationships.
Fast forward a few years and my reasons for becoming fit is no longer for a significant other. I want to be fit so I can take care of my child longer. I want to be fit so I can wear what I want no matter what age. To be confidently sexy even if I’m 60 or 70. BUT with that journey came trials and learnings. I found out that if you want to see results, you have to be consistent. Here’s why:
The Truth About Different Fad Diets and Weight Loss Methods
- Intermittent fasting is a fantastic tool to help someone schedule their food intake to create a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
- Keto is a fantastic tool if someone finds they’re eating a lot of carbs and reducing them significantly helps to create a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
- Cutting out sugar can be a fantastic tool if someone has a large portion of their diet coming from sugar sources, and cutting these out helps to create a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
- Weight Watchers is a fantastic plan to help people track their food intake and understand the role of certain foods in how they affect weight loss, and this tracking can help create a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
- Jenny Craig is a fantastic tool for people who want to skip the process of purchasing prepping, and measuring food in order to produce a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
- Paleo is a fantastic tool to get people to focus on the quality of their foods and to eat more nutrient dense foods that tend to have fewer calories, which can help create a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
- Drinking a glass of water in the morning is a fantastic tool to help someone feel full in the morning versus eating a calorie heavy breakfast, which can help create a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
- Avoiding food intake after a certain time of night can be a fantastic tool to help reduce the impulse to snack or binge, which can help create a caloric deficit, which leads to weight loss.
All of these dietary means are effective. None are magical. Find a method that helps you get into a caloric deficit without causing you to hate everything about the process or put your health at jeopardy, and stick with it. The last diet method I practiced was intermittent fasting but I had to stop. I couldn’t take not having to eat for long periods of time. That’s just me. I’m shifting to more sustainable eating. I’m not gonna cut. I’m not gonna bulk. I’m going back to the lost art of body recomposition.