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How Following a Popular Diet Might Be Preventing Fat Loss

Last update: Mar 3
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Dozens of fad diets promise quick results with no effort at all. They sound devilishly tempting, but if you’re reading this, then you know better than to fall for that trap. 

The truth is that crash-and-burn diets rarely work. When they do, the weight loss doesn’t come easy. More importantly, it doesn’t last. 

For those of us who haven’t been blessed with the genetic lottery… one weekend of fun is all it takes. The unwanted weight pours back with a vengeance. Worse, it sticks to the worst possible, most stubborn areas of our body.

Why does this happen?

The number one reason why people can’t keep the weight off is hunger.

The number one reason why people can’t keep the weight off is hunger.

For almost all of us, hunger is an irresistible force. 

It’s true. We start with the best intentions, but eventually, our willpower gives in to hunger.

Unfortunately, popular restrictive diets like keto and low-carb only make the cravings worse for reasons we’ll explain right below. 

Interestingly, many people describe hunger as uncontrollable. As if their body takes over their brain and forces them to eat. Virtually all people use emotionally charged language to describe their cravings.

If you’ve felt similarly before, then perhaps you may wonder what causes these uncontrollable cravings. 

But first, consider this. 

If uncontrollable hunger is the number one reason why we can’t keep the weight off, then wouldn’t finding and addressing its source help us permanently transform our body?

The answer is yes.

Why does hunger sometimes feel uncontrollable? 

Feeling hungry is a natural part of being human. 

But the kind of gnawing food cravings that wake us up at night and force us to raid the fridge are anything but natural. 

Good hunger is a healthy desire to eat when we haven’t had enough calories.

Unnatural hunger is when we can’t stop ourselves from feeding (even though we consciously know it’s wrong and that it breaks our diet).

Good hunger is what keeps us alive. Unnatural hunger causes us to develop complex health problems like high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and cholesterol.

The reason why we experience unnatural hunger is nutritional imbalances. 

In other words, we’re not supplying our body all it needs to stay nourished. So our body forces us to keep eating until it feels satisfied. 

The problem is that we won’t feel even remotely satisfied until we’ve exceeded our calories for the day. 

But if we were to provide our body the nutrients it lacks, unnatural hunger would be gone in an instant.

Why is it so difficult to fight nutritional imbalances?

Why is it so difficult to fight nutritional imbalances?

The biggest problem is the popular “mass diet” approach.

Someone, often a well-meaning expert like a nutritionist or doctor, designs a diet plan. But that diet plan is meant to be used by thousands of people. 

This means it deals in broad strokes and averages. If someone’s close to the genetic average, a “mass diet” will, of course, work to an extent.

But if someone’s body is a little more stubborn, or their metabolism is a bit slower… then the “mass diet” approach can’t work. 

And the tragedy is that unless someone has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science, it’s almost impossible to custom tailor a “mass diet” to the individual.

To personalize a diet, we need to calculate the specific proteins, fats, carbs, and calories we need every single day. But that’s only the beginning. 

Because next, we also need to precisely calculate and monitor the exact micronutrients – including minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Then there is timing, and food quality, and how various nutrients interact with each other or cancel each other out.

It’s too tough. Therefore, when we try to tweak a “mass diet,” we’re likely causing even bigger nutritional imbalances. Often without realizing it. 

The situation only gets worse when it comes to restrictive diets like keto and low-carb. These are even tougher to personalize and manage without expert knowledge.

What is the best solution for sustainable and consistent weight loss?

The most reliable way to experience consistent weight loss is a personalized diet program.

A personalized diet contains custom-made meals. A nutritional expert picks these meals. These meals supply our body with the ideal ratio of nutrients based on our age, gender, allergies, and current food habits.

It’s our unique nutritional blueprint, and it’s the perfect way to cover existing nutritional imbalances (and prevent new ones from developing).

If you follow a personalized diet plan, the weight doesn’t just fly off quickly. It’s also pretty easy.

What’s more, because the focus is on sustainability and covering nutritional imbalances, overall health also improves dramatically. 

Oily skin tends to clear up. Weird aches and weaknesses in the hands, back, knees and shoulders start to fade.

People often report a notable reduction in their waistline in the first 36 hours, deeper, restful sleep, and a surge of new energy within the first week.

Is a personalized diet approach right for me?

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If you’re the type of person who doesn’t get cravings or quickly fights cravings, congratulations. You probably don’t experience nutritional imbalances and can find success even without a personalized diet.

But if you suspect you may have a nutritional imbalance – or would just prefer a bit of help to control and kick cravings – then a personalized diet is 100% worth it.

Here are 4 good reasons to try a personalized diet.

✅ Kicks cravings: Because it covers nutritional imbalances, a personalized diet brings hunger to a dead full stop.

✅ Consistent weight loss: Weight loss is faster and more consistent because the personalized diet is very easy to stick to.

✅ Better health: The body is perfectly nourished. This means clearer skin, stronger hair, and nails, higher libido, and a quicker, focused mind.

✅ Eat foods you like: A personalized diet plan includes delicious, balanced recipes based on the foods you already enjoy eating.

Written by
Edibel Quintero, MD

Edibel Quintero is a medical doctor who graduated in 2013 from the University of Zulia and has been working in her profession since then. She specializes in obesity and nutrition, physical rehabilitation, sports massage and post-operative rehabilitation. Edibel's goal is to help people live healthier lives by educating them about food, exercise, mental wellness and other lifestyle choices that can improve their quality of life.

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