Don't Worry Blog: Diets (page 2)

What's the problem with dieting?

Well, it is great for a few weeks so you can squeeze back into an outfit for a special event, like a wedding or the summer holiday.
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Why do most diets fail us?

Most sorts of diets involve limiting the range of foods we can eat. Any restriction of this kind will result in weight loss. So a grapefruit and sausage diet will result in weight loss.

The problem is that we can't sustain this sort of diet for a long time. It would make us miserable and eventually will make us unwell, because we need a wide range of nutrients to keep us healthy. Once we have lost the weight we usually go back to our old ways, and those old ways were the cause of the increased weight. And many of us give up long before the weight has gone.

Instead of a fancy diet, we need to find a way of eating that fits our preferences and our way of life, so that we can lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for ever. Hypnotherapy will help you identify this for you. Quickly and effectively.

MRC research says that diets don't work

A report published by the Medical Research Council demonstrates that once you gain weight, dieting does not help you to lose it.
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Why do we gain weight when we go on a diet?

Research consistently shows that most dieters end up fatter, and one of the many reasons is that our brains are not fooled by diet foods.
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Diet, deny and deprive

If the diet industry was effective in getting us to lose weight, instead of growing, it would be in decline. But diets only work for a short time.
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Dieting causes a preoccupation with food

People whose food intake has been reduced - in war or famine as well as restrictive diets - usually regain pretty quickly whatever weight they lost.
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People on diets are more sensitive to food cues

Well, I think that most of us know this. When we are on diets, we are actively restraining ourselves from eating. Research has shown that this leads to attentional bias towards food cues. That is, we are more alert to things that make us think of eating, such as advertisements, cakes on display in a shop, the smell of cooking. And the more we think about food, the more likely we are to overeat. If in addition, you are someone who already has a tendency to want to eat when you see food, then this attentional bias is increased. One more reason why diets fail.

Hypnotherapy can help you to think less about food instead of obsessing, and to develop healthier eating habits.

Get off the scales

Scales addiction: an affliction that causes the sufferer, usually someone on a diet, to step on the scales multiple times a day.
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On a diet? Again?

If you are back on a diet again to try to control your weight, then you will have learned something.
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Healthy or unhealthy weight control strategies

One of my clients the other day told me that she had been on a diet for 30 years on and off, but was stubbornly one stone overweight.
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Dieting Day on Womans Hour

97% of people who diet regain the weight lost. Most diets work for a short time. There is an alternative to dieting.
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