Banting Diet Weight Loss Strategies, Why Diets Fail

This article on weight loss strategies, why diets fail we will investigate a number of reasons for diets to fail. In order to be successful we need to know the mistakes and problems other who have travelled this road experience. We can use their mistakes to make sure we don’t make the same. Once we know others mistakes we can create ideas and strategies that take them into consideration and avoid them.

This article will deal with three of the most relevant.

The What the hell effect
Most studies have shown that dieting leads to weight gain! Frontiers of Psychology investigators reported 15 out of 20 studies showed weight gain through dieting.Weight loss strategies, why diets fail, what the hell effect

That is staggering. The problem is that the dieter is committed to the diet but once they fall off the wagon they think, “what the hell” and binge. They then undo all their hard work.

This in a fairly big topic so I have a full article on it here (Banting Diet Weight Loss Strategies, Why Diets Fail, The What The Hell Effect)

Ironic processing
Many diets eliminate certain foods, such as in Noakes’, Real Meal Revolution, and his lists. These then become the foods you crave the most. Dieting in this way will always result in food preoccupation. It even has a name in psychology, Ironic processing. Look at this page for greater detail and solutions to this problem. (Banting Diet Weight Loss Strategies, Why Diets Fail, Ironic Processing)

Weight Loss Strategies, Why Diets Fail, Mental FatigueMental fatigue
Worrying about what you eat and what you are allowed to eat, from which list and how much, weighing your food etc distracts the dieter. They get racked by guilt and thoughts of “Why did I eat that”, “what can I eat to make up for that” etc. Over thinking food choices has a serious knock on affect on the rest of your life, until you get to the point of, “I can’t do this any more” and you give up. There are a number of studies demonstrating this effect, one interesting one on chocolate, on this page. (Banting Diet Weight Loss Strategies, Why Diets Fail, Mental Fatigue)

In my eBook I do as much as possible to ensure we do not fall into any of these traps and pitfalls.

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