Why You Should Stay Away From Fad Diets to Lose Weight

Fad diets all have one thing in common – they’re diets. Like bell-bottoms and sweater-sets, they’re in for a couple of years and then gone, only to return again years later. When eating to lose weight, you should avoid fad diets like the plague.

In truth, many of these ‘lose fat diets’ will provide some initial fat loss for many people. So you get some weight loss initially, but you’ll most likely lose some muscle as well. And you know losing muscle can spell disaster to your fat burning efforts. But the bigger problem with these fat loss diets is most people who follow these outlandish diets gain back all the fat they lost, and a bit more!

On top of that, these ‘lose fat diets’ often recommend focusing too much on one type of food, which can lead to unhealthy eating habits. They’re just too strict to be realistically followed for any length of time. And they’re no fun.

Anything you can't follow as a lifestyle, won’t burn fat in the long run.

Fat loss diets are doomed to fail. Why? Diets are based on a temporary mindset. The fact that someone goes on a diet means they’ll have to come off the diet. It’s temporary. Simple as this sounds, most people don’t get it…they look to fad diets as the answer to their weight and health problems, not realizing they’ll only stay on fat loss diets short-term. They’re not the answer and could feasibly create more problems for you. People who are regular dieters just can't burn fat over the long haul.

If you’re looking for instruction on eating to lose weight, you should heed my mom’s advice (and probably your mom’s, too). Mom was right, and most of my solid nutritional knowledge I learned by example growing up. She taught me how to choose nutritious foods and how to combine foods correctly. I still use these foods to lose weight today.

She always made a point to make sure I ate my vegetables, especially the green ones. She limited sugary stuff and other junk, but didn’t totally eliminate it, making it a special treat for me on occasion. She tried to balance the different food groups throughout the day.

Mom’s food choices were actually quite sound, and I’ve found using this solid advice, these foods to lose weight, helps me to burn maximum fat and maintain a lean healthy body.

You see, your body naturally craves foods rich in nutrients (antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc.) When you eat most of your meals from foods rich in important nutrients, your body will be satisfied and you won’t overeat.

You then begin to burn fat as a natural result of giving your body what it thrives on. On top of that, you’re lowering your risk for disease by promoting a natural alkaline environment in your body.

If you do the opposite and eat most of your meals from foods lacking in nutrients, you body keeps craving fuel and you’ll keep eating and eating to satisfy your nutrient needs. This leads to too many calories, more fat and increased risk for disease with an acidic environment in the body. When this happens, you gain weight and fat.

So good nutrition, fitness, and health really all do go hand in hand. And, you can change your life permanently, by simply altering what you put in your body.

Buck Rizvi

Founder for Ultimate Lifespan. Natural Health Researcher & Evangelist. Father of four. Instrument-rated pilot. Still has trouble impressing his wife and best friend, Daiva.