Which Famous Diet is Right for You?

Diet starting tomorrow? Take this test to find out which famous diet is right for you before you start.

If you’re thinking of going on a diet or changing your eating habits to lose weight and improve your health, it can be tough to decide which one of the many famous diets to opt for. There’s rarely a month that goes by without a famous name or celebrity appearing on TV or in glossy magazines touting the new “wonder diet” that has helped them to shed pounds effortlessly and get into fabulous shape. Of course, in our heart of hearts, we all know that the only way to lose weight permanently or achieve any kind of lasting health benefit is to eat less and do more… and keep doing it. We might know this, but many of us continue to fall for the promise of rapid and effortless weight loss every time; why?

The reason for the popularity of so many famous diets is simply the promise of a quick fix. We’re unable to resist the temptation of being able to get the results we want within a matter of weeks and without having to make any radical changes to our current lifestyle. You see, you might know there’s no such thing as a quick fix but when a celebrity you admire is promoting a diet plan that’s “guaranteed” to get you looking as fabulous as they do, you’re all too easily swayed into believing that this might be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Sure, they may look fabulous, and yes, they may have achieved incredible changes in a matter of weeks, but was it truly effortless? No. The only way to lose weight permanently is to change the habits that led to the weight gain in the first place – and making changes requires effort.

Celebrities are paid handsomely to endorse new diet plans and make them famous, but just because a diet becomes popular does not necessarily mean it will live up to its promises. In today’s world, seeing is no longer believing, and if a “wonder diet” sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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The Skinny On Diets

Dieting is big business, and it’s not called the weight loss industry for nothing. An entire industry has grown out of the fact that more and more people across the globe are overweight and looking for quick fix solutions, and the companies supplying weight loss products are making huge amounts of money out of it. Let’s just think about this for a moment: the companies supplying and promoting weight loss products make money out of people being overweight, so this means that if any of the available products lived up to their promises there would no longer be a diet industry. You see, if people lost weight and kept it off, they’d no longer need weight loss products, right?

The harsh reality is that the vast majority of diets don’t work because effective and long-term weight loss is all about calories in versus calories out. If you consume more calories than your body uses to fuel your daily activities, you gain weight, so losing weight is no more complicated than eating less and doing more – and no weight loss products are needed. However, eating less and doing more requires effort and diet companies know that selling the promise of effortless weight loss will bring them plenty of business.

If you’re considering going on a diet, consider the fact that any excess weight you’ve gained did not appear overnight and it’s not going to come off any faster than it went on. Slow, sustained weight loss is the only way to achieve lasting weight loss and the right diet for you is going to be the one that you can adopt as part of an on-going healthy, active lifestyle. There are no quick fixes – and no company should get fat over your desire to be slim.