• LJ Laura

Why Diets Don't Work

Levels of obesity are rising around the world and the classic approach we've all been told just does not seem to be working. Here's why...

Its all about the metabolism.

If you dramatically cut calories your body will think it needs to preserve energy.

Your metabolism will slow down.

You may initially lose weight but you will feel hungry and have low energy - not ideal when you've been told you need to move more!

Eventually you will revert to your old eating habits and the weight you lost will return. Only now your metabolism is slower so you will probably also gain even more weight.

And the bad new is the more low-calorie diets you go on the worse it is for your metabolism.

Although it is important to have an idea of the calories you are consuming, what is more important is the quality of food you eat.

For example, an avocado contains around 220 calories and a Mars bar contains 230 calories.

However the avocado has a healthy dose of fibre, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats which keep you feeling full for longer.

In contrast the chocolate bar contains a whopping 60g of sugar which will go straight to your blood stream for instant energy, but will leave you feeling hungry again before you know it.

Healthy eating is the recipe for successful, long term weight management, not low-calorie diets.

If you want to find out more on this subject and develop a healthy eating and living plan tailored to you, contact me at

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