For many people, losing weight isn’t a big problem. They simply cut out all the “fattening” foods that they are eating and drinking. Unfortunately, those are probably the foods that you love the most.

But a frustrating thing happens to 95% of all people who diet. They gain the weight back, PLUS additional punishment pounds within a few months to a couple of years! Yes, all that deprivation, working out, starvation, only to gain the weight back. The worst part is, you actually gain back additional weight over where you started.

This process has been called Yo-Yo dieting. You go down, you go up. The diet industry blames the dieter for not staying on that miserable tasteless diet for the rest of their lives, and says that’s the reason why the dieter failed, and the weight was regained! The poor dieter, who only went on the diet because of feeling lousy about themselves in the first place, is all too willing to feel guilty, and take the blame on themselves INSTEAD of the fact that diets don’t work.

And yes, the Diet Industry wants you to think that in order to lose weight, you are expected to give up your favorite foods and deprive yourself and exercise like a farm animal for the rest of your life. But the truth is, the reason your weight is regained is NOT the dieter’s fault. The reason you probably gained the weight is because you dieted in the first place!

Diet Myth-information

The bigger the lie, the more likely it is to be believed. And that’s true for the “Common Wisdom” about dieting. Diet myth-information has been repeated so many times, that people take it for being the truth without questioning it. The statement that all you have to do to lose weight is “eat less and exercise more” actually the worst thing you can do if you want to lose weight!

But you are probably ready to stop reading right now because you believe this common wisdom that has brainwashed you! In fact, so many dieters believe it that despite diet failure time and again, they are more likely to blame themselves than the fact that the DIET is at fault! That’s right: It’s not your fault that you gained the weight back. It was your body’s NORMAL, healthy reaction to being deprived of food!

The Definition of Insanity: When you do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.

So why is it that dieters continue try the same approach to weight loss time after time? They get the same results every time: losing weight to begin, and then regaining it shortly thereafter.

All the diet plans, Fad diets, celebrity diets, diet pills, diet supplements, exercise regimes and even surgery has not been able to help more than 5% of the dieting population to keep the weight off!

Your body has a natural set point that is inherited, just like your other physical characteristics. If you eat “normally” by not using “comfort food” like a drug when you are stressed, your weight will stay within a 2-3 pound range by itself. In fact, it’s a very sophisticated system, like a thermostat. If you eat fewer calories, your body automatically slows down your metabolism, and makes you feel lethargic. If you exercise too much, it makes you extra hungry and makes you crave carbs! This is a healthy body’s reaction to eat less and exercise more! Furthermore, dieting puts your body into a stressful state which changes your physiology and makes losing weight almost impossible! I call it a “waist of dieting”, because stress puts on belly fat!

How To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

So how can you lose weight if cutting calories will just slow down your metabolism? It sounds like it would be hopeless. The way it to eat more good foods, and cut down and eat the ones that are not good for you less.

Unfortunately, people have been brainwashed by the myth-information about eating “heart healthy” low fat food. The truth is: Heart disease has gone UP since people switched to vegetable oils (soy, canola, corn, margarine) that were recommended by the USDA in the food pyramid. Good fats actually make you feel full longer, and are necessary to lose weight, and for your overall health! What are good fats? BUTTER, Coconut, Palm, Olive oil… and animal fats: Praise the Lard! But with the priviso: the animal fat must be from animals that were raised humanely and lived free range and didn’t eat bad foods such as GM foods and High Fructose Corn Syrup!

The number one important thing to lose weight is to lose the stress. It’s not just what you are eating, it’s what’s eating you! Food will not provide comfort, and if over-eaten, especially when you are not hungry, will just make you feel worse about yourself after you stop eating!

Nurture yourself with good food. And that means having an occasional treat! Eat mindfully, paying attention to enjoying and experiencing your food. You’ll notice when you are full, and stop eating. Essentially, eat like a two – year old. Eat what you want, when you are hungry, and stop when you’re full. But please don’t smush the food all over your face like a two year old, it’s very unattractive!

Seriously, enjoy your life, and your weight will adjust! 80% of overweight is due to emotional eating. So stop stressing and blaming yourself for your diet not working. Focus your life on being happy, and watch your weight adjust almost by magic: without dieting!

Author's Bio: 

Best selling author, and Coach-sultant, Lianda Ludwig, M.S. works with overwhelmed, stressed out, frustrated dieters who have lost weight and regained it time and again. Discover how to break the addiction to dieting and fighting your body and nature! Losing weight is not just about what you eat; it's about what's eating you.
Her Mentabolism Make-over™ Intensive Programs create a successful mindset to eliminate cravings, stop the deprived feeling of a dieter and vanquish the stress, so you can lose weight, and keep it off without naturally, without ever dieting again.
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