If I were to ask a group of women how many times their New Years resolution has been to lose weight, most of them would say “way too many.”
If it's been more than one or two times for you, you are so not alone.
Do you know what the Top 2 New Years Resolutions are?
1. Staying fit and healthy
2. Losing weight
Did you also know that statistics show that 95% of people who diet gain the weight back again? And MOST of those gain back even more weight than they lost?
It’s no wonder the dieting is a billion dollar industry. People pay hundreds and thousands of dollars for quick fixes and temporary solutions involving needles or specialty shakes, counting calories, weighing food or counting points, and most of these can’t be maintained long-term.
The fact is, diets don't work - at least not long-term. They're not sustainable, which makes it almost impossible to maintain any weight loss.
Most people can’t wait to get off their diet because they feel restricted and deprived or it’s just too hard, and they’re craving junk food. As soon as the diet is over, they fall back into familiar patterns and all of the weight creeps back on again.
Each time a person diets they run the risk of damaging their metabolism, making harder and harder to lose weight the next time.
Each time they gain back the weight, the confidence level takes another hit, which makes it even harder to try again. It's really a lose-lose situation.
If this is your experience, the thing is, it's not your fault. You've just never learned how to do it properly. What you need is to learn how to work with your body, and not against it.
There are a few very important pieces to the puzzle that dieting doesn’t include and that is eating in a way that balances hormones and blood sugar and reducing cravings. Without doing that, it will be next to impossible to lose weight and keep it off.
If you’ve dieted in the past, chances are your metabolism is damaged and your hormones and blood sugar are out of whack, and until they’re brought back into balance, trying to lose weight will be a never-ending battle.
If this is a struggle that you’re experiencing, and you keep doing things the same way you’re doing them now, you’re going to be in the exact same position this time next year.
My goal is get people off of diets, and teach them simple and very do-able way of eating that brings their hormones and blood sugar back into balance, allowing them to lose the weight more easily, reducing their cravings, increasing their energy, boosting their mood and reducing inflammation. It truly benefits their overall health.
It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. And it’s one that allows for everyday living because it’s simple and completely do-able and it allows for life’s indulgences, without the guilt or shame. It's a win-win!
So, if you're ready to make 2018 the year that you stop dieting for good and instead, discover the metabolic boosting foods that balance hormones, level blood sugar and help you drop the weight, without having to count calories or spend hours in the gym click on the link below. And please share this with anyone who you feel could use this information.
My 6-Week Slim-Down Program is now open for registration, just for a couple of days, and the early bird special is available until this Wednesday at midnight.
I don't want you to miss it.
Until next time,
Click HERE to sign up or for more information on my 6-Week Slim Down Program.
May Anne Jordens-LaFlamme is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the owner of "Wellness with May Anne." She is passionate about helping women look and feel their best, so they can live a more fulfilling life - without dieting, deprivation, relying on willpower or cooking separate meals for the family.