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Smart People Don’t “Diet”

Smart people know that “Diet” doesn’t work and that for long-term weight-loss success you don’t “Diet” you make a lifestyle change. Do you see smart people buying prepackaged “Diet” bars… NO! Do you see smart people buying Into “Diet” pills?…NO! Smart people know that “Diet” will eventually make you gain weight that you lost and then some.  Today I am going to talk about something that smart people know and that’s why they don’t “Diet”.

Weight Gain

Here Is a little-known fact you can and probably will gain weight when you are trying to lose weight.  When “normal” people who want to lose weight they go 100% In.. They change their habits all overnight. When someone has an unhealthy “Diet” and they go to a “healthier” “Diet” they fail because that person didn’t ease Into a new lifestyle. In one study done to 100 people over 2 years, more than 50% of those people gained the weight they lost and plus 1–15 pounds.


When people “Diet”, they typically keep records of what they eat or spend energy “counting” calories or sugar or fat grams. It turns out that this can be exhausting. In fact, “dieting” researchers who have examined the mental energy (often referred to as “bandwidth”) (I did a post a while ago about nutritional depression If you are Interested In reading that post here Is the link that you can check It out  ~~~~> Nutritional Depression   Available to “Dieters” versus “nondieters” have consistently found that people who diet are distracted by their diets and have a more difficult time learning new Information, don’t problem-solve as well, and have lower self-control  Ironic, Isn’t It? In other words, “dieting” reduces your mental capacity to do other, potentially more Important, things.

I did a post about changing your mind when you are on a “Diet” I explain all about how to change your thinking before you even being your new lifestyle Into eating healthier and exercising. If you are Interested In reading that post here Is the link so you can check It out ~~~~> “Dieter’s” Mindset

Ironic Processing

Most of you can probably relate to this and I know I can (somedays). You probably are thinking about that candy bar or your favorite (unhealthy) meal. It goes back to your mindset. I want you to try and think this What I want you to do Is try not to think about that candy bar or your favorite (unhealthy) meal at all. Don’t think about anything chocolate related (If your favorite candy bar Is chocolate Or whatever your meal Is made from). OK, put all thoughts of chocolate or your favorite meal out of your mind for the next 10 seconds. Count to 20. Tell me how did It go? How do you feel? Do you still want that favorite meal or candy bar? If you had a hard time during that exercise and you still thought about your favorite food or candy that means you are like the rest of us and that means you are normal.

 It’s ironic that when we try not to think about something we tend to think about It that much more. This Is why It Is so hard to not eat something we are trying not to eat.

Bad Foods

Evidence suggests that If we try to eliminate all “bad foods” from our “Diet” we are likely to end up overeating them. It’s better to just allow ourselves some regular, moderate Indulgences (If you need It daily then do It whatever Is going to help you stay on track.). In fact, In one study, when people were allowed to eat a little something sweet each day, they were more likely to lose weight and keep It off, than a comparison group that abstained from sweets altogether.


Researchers actually refer to this as the “What the Hell?” phenomenon. It turns out that when we go on a “Diet”… Inevitably pledge to avoid certain foods such as carbs, sweets, or fat….we typically slip and tend to think, “What the Hell?” Then, Instead of eating just one dessert, we have three.  Instead of eating one doughnut, we take four. After all, we think, we’ll just start our “Diet” again on Monday (And for most people this can be the case)… But the Interim binging Is likely to contribute to weight gain, guilt, and even disgust with ourselves. It’d be better for our psyche….and our waistlines….to just take one dessert from the start.

You Make Other People Money

One thing that scientists who study weight management know without question Is that the “Diet” Industry Is delighted when we fail on our “Diets”.…because we’re likely to try again and that just makes them more money! Imagine if the first “Diet” you tried worked: The multibillion-dollar industry would disappear.

Final Thoughts

Smart people don’t “Diet” because they learn that the “Diet” Industry Is B.S. and that when they are ready to lose weight and get Into shape they know that It takes time and effort and they know that mistakes happen along the way. I have one thing to say… Don’t be a “Diet” failure become a smart person.

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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.


2018-06-09 at 5:04 pm

I don’t diet. There is a reason why the word “die” is in diet. It really is a lifestyle change. Its difficult to maintain. Diets are a quick fix. I always tell people to call it nutrition over diet. It’s more positive.

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