The Secret to Choosing A Diet That Works

Roasted quail with carrots and potatoes
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Are you confused by the multitude of diets claiming that they are the answer to the World’s obesity epidemic? If so, you will be pleased to discover that in 2014, a meta-analysis of several studies comparing popular diets revealed which diet is the best for fat loss: none.

That’s right, not a single one can claim to be the most effective. The participants in the aforementioned studies generally experienced the same amount of fat loss despite the different composition of their diets. What really determined whether or not a diet was successful was the ability for the dieter to adhere to it. So the problem isn’t finding “The Best Diet,” but rather the best diet for you, your goals and your lifestyle. One that you can actually stick to. A diet that you wouldn’t mind keeping long into the future after the fat is lost even.

This is where many people mess themselves up. There is a tendency to think fat loss requires extreme measures or some rare herbal secret from the depths of the Amazonian Rain Forest. Everyone is searching for that elusive secret that will make losing fat effortless.

The problem isn’t finding “The Best Diet,” but rather the best diet for you, your goals and your lifestyle.

In reality, you just need to find a diet that you feel good about being on while eating less food than it takes to keep your weight the same. If a diet makes you miserable and excludes foods that you can’t stop thinking about, it is only a matter of time before you fail.

So now you know…there isn’t a one-size-fits-all diet and what matters the most is selecting a diet that suits your personal needs and lifestyle. Stay tuned for tips on how!

Posted by Lady J

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