Top Ten reasons To Give Up Dieting
1. Diets don't work.
Even if you lose weight you will gain it back, and you might gain back more than you lost. 90-99% of dieters regain the weight lost and more likely to gain weight.
2. Diets can be dangerous.
Dieting can cause serious health problems and some times even death. Weight fluctuations associated with repeated dieting increase the risk of health problems, including heart disease. It is healthier for your body to maintain a heavier weight than to repeatedly lose and gain weight.
3. Diets don't make you beautiful.
98% of women will never look like models no matter how much they diet. Body size and shape is largely determined by size or a number on a scale.
4. Diets are a drag.
Many people on diets constantly talk and think about food and counting calories. They miss out on fun and the more exciting things in life.
5. Diets are expensive.
Most chronic dieters spend more than $70,000 over the years. The diet industry takes in over $40 billion each year! That's a lot of money spent on vanity that doesn't work.
6. Diets are bogus.
Many diets make false claims in their advertising. Quick weight loss schemes are the most common consumer frauds. Diet programs have the highest consumer dissatisfaction of any service industry.
7. Diets can turn into eating disorders.
Dieting and the obsession to be thin can lead to anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating and compulsive exercising. Eating disorders can ruin and even end your life.
8. Diets can make you afraid of food.
Dieting can make food seem like your enemy which takes away the pleasure in eating. Diet can make you afraid of things like fat which is essential component to balanced eating.
9. Diets can rob you of energy.
If you want to live a full and active life, you need balanced nutrition and enough food to meet your body's energy needs.
10. Diets don't increase your self-esteem
Dieting becomes a way to reject oneself. Learning to love yourself just as you are will give you self-confidence, better health and a sense o well-being that will last a life-time.
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