Can you lose weight on a diet?
Can you keep the weight off afterwards?
I was walking around a bookstore the other day and I noticed how many different diet books there are. How can we keep it straight in our minds which plan we are supposed to follow? Especially when the latest diet fads seem to contradict each other?
Low carb? Low fat? High fat? No meat? All meat?
The truth is when we shop for these books, we aren't looking for what works... we are looking for what works FAST! Because we are sick of where our bodies are at, and we make an emotional decision that we need to change RIGHT NOW.
Don't get me wrong - this is a good place to be. There is huge power in getting to the point in life where we know that something has to change.
Diets work, but they are hard. And they usually don't last.
So we could go on a diet and lose weight fast... or we can make a lasting change to our eating and exercise habits and never have to go on a diet again.