Before we dive in, let’s first get one thing out the way.
Most diet programs currently on the market do indeed work. If you follow them they will help you lose weight.
If they didn’t work on some level people wouldn’t buy them.
So the question isn’t whether or not diet programs work.
The question is, why do so many people end up failing on these diets?
The answer to that question can be summed up in one word, sustainability. Or the lack thereof.
Unfortunately, when most people go on a diet, they are doing so with the intent of getting short term results.
They aren’t looking for a diet that’s sustainable. They are instead looking for a quick fix.
If a diet isn’t sustainable, it will fail.
Sooner or later you will revert back to your old eating habits.
Once this happens you will gain back all the weight you lost. In some cases you will gain back even more.
This is the vicious cycle of weight loss and it is a serious problem.
When your main focus is on losing as much weight as possible, as quickly as possible, and not on sustainability, you will almost always fail.
What’s the point in losing 20 pounds in 2 weeks if you gain it right back?
Sustainability Is The Key To Diet Success
Just in case we haven’t said it enough, sustainability is the key to diet success.
You want to follow a diet that teaches you how to eat healthy for the rest of your life.
Not a diet that restricts the foods you eat.
If you’re having trouble keeping the weight off, maybe you need to stop dieting altogether.
We know this sounds crazy, but sometimes the concept of “dieting” can hold you back.
For most people, going on a diet means they have to restrict the foods they eat, or even worse, cut out entire food groups.
Is eating this way sustainable? Not for most people.
You eventually get tired of not being able to eat foods you enjoy.
You get tired of constantly having to make sure you aren’t eating certain foods or certain ingredients.
No matter what type of diet you choose, always look for the sustainability aspect.
If its not a diet you can sustain over the long haul, its probably not a diet you want to go on.
Or, if you do go on a diet that is not sustainable, be aware that you will eventually gain all the weight back.
Is The Keto Diet Sustainable?
Being that we blog a lot about the keto diet on this site, we thought it important to answer this question.
The great thing about the keto diet is it is sustainable.
Do a little research and you will find thousands of people who have been following a keto diet for years.
The great thing about the keto diet are the health benefits that come with it.
Yes you will lose weight.
As a matter of fact, it is said that those on a low carb diet lose more weight, faster!
And while that is a great benefit, it isn’t the only benefit.
Low carb diets can also help reduce blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, increase good cholesterol levels, and combat certain brain disorders such as epilepsy and seizures.
So now the question is, how can you be successful with a keto diet?
As with all diets, the key is to avoid jumping in head first.
Most people start a diet and they jump right in without taking the time to prepare.
When you do this you end up making the same mistakes over and over again.
You then go find another diet and do it all over again.
That vicious cycle of weight loss stops now!
Our goal at Diet Breakthroughs is to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.
We just so happen to believe a low carb diet is a great way to do that.
Please note we are not saying a low carb diet is for everyone.
It is your responsibility to do research and find out if it will work for you.
You should also speak to a health professional before starting any new diet.
No matter what type of diet you choose to go on, always remember the name of the game in sustainability.
If the diet is not one you can sustain, then its not one you should try.
Not if your goal is to lose weight and keep it off for good.
If you are looking to lose weight for a special event such as a school reunion, than a fad diet can work.
However, just know you will gain the weight back once you return to your regular eating habits.
If you’re interested in giving the keto diet a try, here is a quick start guide to get you going.