<h2>Diet and Weight Loss</h2>
Have you heard people say “I’m tired of being on a diet”? When I hear this I say if you are not on a diet then what are you on? If you think about it for a second, all of us are always on a diet even if we are not eating anything which would then be a fasting diet. In truth we are either on our own diet on someone else’s diet. So which diet works best for you?
If your primary concern is weight loss then your thinking should be not which diet should you try just to lose weight because then what do you do after you lose a few pounds? Do you go back to your own diet? Is the diet you used to lose weight a diet you would want to follow for the rest of your life to keep the weight off? Many people either don’t think this through or go on an extended rotation of a “weight loss diet” then back to their own diet and end up feeling frustrated and may give up the weight loss battle.
People should not blame themselves for these dietary dilemmas. There is information overload in the media about diets and many people end up confused. The false promise of the dietary and weight loss industry is the newest diet will be better than any previous diet. The essential question however is what diet will be sustainable for a person for the long term. Recently U.S. News and World Report asked over 20 experts to rate the best known diets for overall health including weight loss and disease risk reduction. They choose the DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension), the TLC diet (therapeutic lifestyle changes), the Mayo Clinic diet, and the Mediterranean Diet as the four best plans.
Our diet and weight loss program used the Mediterranean Diet which is essentially a combination of the other three diets. We focus not just on diet and weight loss but risk reduction for heart disease, high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and many other chronic diet related conditions. See our success stories video to learn more.