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Why most diets fail

You’ve probably been guilty of that yourself. You tried to lose weight or tone up for the summer, but the changes you’ve introduced did not last more than a week or so.

You’re not alone, only about 20% of dieters make it to the three-month mark.

Why does it prove to be so difficult? There are many reasons and they fall into four main categories.

You’ve probably been guilty of that yourself. You tried to lose weight or tone up for the summer, but the changes you’ve introduced did not last more than a week or so.

You’re not alone, only about 20% of dieters make it to the three-month mark.

Why does it prove to be so difficult? There are many reasons and they fall into four main categories.

 

1. Trying a ‘One-Plan-Fits-All’

If your friend Mark tells you again and again very excitedly how he lost 10 kilos by running 10km a day for months, and that he is feeling at his best ever, it is easy to get tempted and follow his method. You do, and you don’t get the same results.

On the other end of the spectrum, there’s Lucy, and she eats whatever she wants and has a rather sedentary lifestyle, and yet she’s ever so slim. Why the difference and yet both appear healthy?

The danger here is that what worked for Mark may not get you the same results, and how Lucy’s body reacts to food and exercise may be different to yours.

 

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What you hear from other people may not be what your body needs right now and may not help you to accomplish YOUR goals.

A known science within the world of bodybuilding and ancient eastern science of Ayurveda is that we all have different body types that require different nutrition and different training routines and practices.

They also react very differently to the types of food, exercises and lifestyles we live. We’re born with a particular body type and cannot change it, but we can change how we exercise and fuel it.

 

2. Thinking “Just eating less is the answer”

The most common folly we find in applying logic to diets is people think by eating less or skipping a meal, I will lose weight. The reality is, your body has a mind of its own.

Let us explain. Your body’s metabolism has figured out that you eat less and does not know when the next meal is coming, and so your body’s metabolism goes into ‘conservative mode’.

It decides to slow down the rate of fat burning, and instead preserve it for use later. This often has us feeling lethargic and low on energy.

What’s worse is that after a period of ‘fasting’, when we do eat, most people instinctively consume larger portions than had they just eaten healthy smaller portions more frequently.

 

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3. Not knowing the algorithm to create your plan

There is a whole science for losing weight and toning, and a formula to get you your meal plan and training program.

There are many elements to take into account, including your body type, your age, existing health conditions and injuries, timing of meals, timing of supplement intake, quantities and many more.

Even if you already rightly enough implement some of those, you’re probably missing out on a great deal of others.

As an example, if you’re focusing on a particular ratio of carbs vs protein, you probably miss out on adjusting this ratio throughout the day to reflect the level of activity you undertake, and more importantly the timing of this activity versus consumption.

Thankfully, we take this challenge off your plate, when you’re signed up to our programs.

 

4. Lack of a ‘Greater Why’

And last, but not least, most people lose weight to look good or feel better. While there’s nothing wrong with that, in the long run, it’s not something that will fundamentally inspire you into action, and keep you there.

Well why is this? There is a lot more emotional psychology involved in what drives us as human beings, and so what works is to create a ‘Greater Why’ you are doing this, something that is beyond you, that really moves you and leaves you inspired.

For many it could be because of past family health issues, loss of a loved one or maybe even your own health breakdowns. For others it may be about re-educating or re-programing of our mind and old habits.

What this all really comes down to in the end is being someone who inspires ourselves and those around us, and this is very distinct from showing off or being driven by our ego.

And you’ll be delighted to know that those on our challenges who have demonstrated successful, sustainable and workable weight loss and toning have done so fuelled by this sort of love.

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