Monday, April 30, 2012

The Low Carb Diet Myth

If you’re thinking about trying a low carbohydrate diet because you’ve heard it’s the best way to lose weight—think again!

Let me ask you this: Can you imagine living the rest of your life without bread, rice, or pasta? Would you be happy not eating porridge or cereals EVER again. I wouldn’t and I don’t think many people would. The truth is, there’s no point in starting a diet that you are not prepared to follow for the rest of your life. It makes no sense. 

Yes, you will lose weight, but unless you have a will of iron you’ll just put it all back on again

…let me explain:

There’s been a lot of interest in the low carb diet approach in recent years. But of course it’s nothing really new, it’s only the names that change: “South beach”, “Atkins” and there are many others.

In fact, many of the new so called wonder diets are based on low carb approaches, but the results are ALWAYS the same: People stick with them for a while and then usually rebel and pig out on any sweet thing they can get their hands on. Of course, there’s always a few who will stick with the plan— but the truth is — most don’t.

Some people reading this blog might want to point out that you can gradually bring carbohydrates back into the diet, but I tell you now it’s tough to get the balance right.

 Here’s the important thing to remember: if it’s not a diet approach that you can see yourself following for the rest of your life, it probably won’t work! Not for long anyway.

Until next time