Why Diets Don’t Work…….for lifelong weight loss, lose the diet!

If you’ve spent a significant portion of your adult life floating from one kind of diet to another, migrating from one lifestyle kick to the next extreme health fad, only to end up heavier (or less skinny) than what you had hoped to be by now, you aren’t alone.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), over 2.3 million Australians aged 15 years and over were on a diet in 2011-12.

“By the time a woman is 45, she will have tried 61 diets,” says health law professor and writer, Timothy Caulfield, in episode two of The Truth About Your Health airing on SBS.

Here are 2 great articles to help you understand the pitfalls and what you can do to achieve lifelong weightloss:

Meg Selig is the author of Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success, and in this following article at Psychology Today Australia she details the do’s and don’ts of dieting:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/changepower/201010/why-diets-dont-workand-what-does

And SBS food and health article: Forget weight loss fads – your diet won’t work anyway

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/health/article/2018/01/17/forget-weight-loss-fads-your-diet-wont-work-anyway

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