The diet industry is booming as more and more people are deciding to conquer their obesity and lose weight. Everywhere you turn it seems there is some new quick weight loss diet plan popping up that claims to be the best way to lose weight.
Sure the promises of these programs sound great, but the truth is that most of these quick weight loss plans don’t work for a number of different reasons. Many of the plans are too restrictive, make you eat foods you don’t like, leave you feeling hungry and worst of all actually decrease your metabolism. This article will discuss some of the main reasons that most quick weight loss diet plans fail.
Probably the largest reason that most diet plans fail is simply that people don’t stick with them. Most diet plans that promise quick weight loss restrict both the types of foods that you can eat and the number of calories that you can consume each day.
This can leave you feeling hungry and deprived and make it much easier to give in to cravings and wind up binging. For many people, if they binge or “cheat” on their diet once they feel they have blown the diet and give up on it all together.
Many diets don’t allow you to eat the foods that you like, but instead force you to eat things that aren’t appetizing or don’t appeal to you. Again, because of this you can be left feeling either bored or deprived and wind up cheating on the diet.
One of the worst parts about most diets that promise quick weight loss is that they can actually decrease your metabolism and make it harder for you to lose weight. See, a lot of quick weight loss diet plans severely cut the number of calories that you consume each day.
To compensate for the decreased number of calories that you are taking in your metabolism automatically adjusts to run at a slower speed. Because of this it becomes more difficult to lose weight. Even worse, though, is that when you eventually do go off the diet and resume eating normally your metabolism will still be running at a slower speed until it has time to adjust back up to a normal level. That make it much easier to gain back any weight that you may have lost on the diet.
Source by Beth Larson