Updated: May 15
It's no secret that diets fail. In fact, a recent study showed that 95% of people who go on a diet will gain the weight back within 5 years. So why do so many people continue to try dieting, even though it clearly doesn't work? The answer is simple: most people don't know how to diet properly.
The following are the top five reasons we have found diets to have failed in the past:
Reason #1: Individual Uniqueness People are unique, and that includes their metabolism and genetic makeup. What works for one person may not work for another, and that's why finding the right diet is so important. You need to find a diet that fits your individual needs, and that can be a challenge. Reason #2: Too Tired Your metabolism is key to weight loss. If your metabolism is sluggish, you'll have a challenging time losing weight, no matter what diet you try. There are five things you can do to help boost your metabolism, including: - Exercising regularly - Eating plenty of protein (did you know protein is stimulating?) - Drinking plenty of water - Avoiding processed foods - Using the SHAPE Drops combined with the Weight Management Formula found in our online store. Reason #3: Starvation Messages Starvation dieting is one of the most common ways to fail with a diet. When you're starving, your brain sends starvation messages to your body, which makes it harder to lose weight. In fact, starvation dieting can slow down your metabolism, making it even harder to lose weight. And if that's not bad enough, these starvation signals will tell your brain to REGAIN your weight back to your original, starting weight the minute you give it more food. Reason #4: Food Allergies and Sensitivities Food allergies and sensitivities are more common than ever and can cause a diet to fail. If you don't understand the common food allergens and how to eliminate them, your diet will definitely fail. Eight of the most common food allergens include: - Dairy - Eggs - Soy - Wheat - peanuts - tree nuts - fish - shellfish If you have any of these food allergies or sensitivities, it's important to find a diet that doesn't include them. Otherwise, you'll continue to have reactions that can make it impossible to lose weight. Reason #5: Unhappy Gut An unhealthy, and unhappy gut is caused by an imbalance in gut flora. This is called dysbiosis and can be leading cause of inflammation, weight gain, food allergies, etc. There are five things you can do to help improve the gut flora and reduce the risk of dysbiosis, including: - Eating a minimum of two cups of fibrous foods per day - Taking probiotics - Reducing stress - Exercising regularly - Eating fermented foods If you want to improve your gut health, and lose weight, it's important to find a diet that includes these things. Otherwise, you'll continue to struggle with an unhealthy gut, and will have a tough time losing weight. How to avoid these mistakes and succeed with your diet If you want to avoid these common mistakes people make when dieting, and successfully lose weight, you need to follow a proven nutritional program. At SHAPE ReClaimed, we have a program that has helped thousands of people lose weight naturally. One of the keys to our success is our focus on gut health. An unhealthy gut is the leading cause of inflammation, weight gain, food allergies, and more. We also use herbal remedies, homeopathic supplements, and traditional naturopathy to help people lose weight in a sustainable, natural way. In addition to fixing the gut biome, a good nutritional protocol will also help with all forms of inflammation--one of which is water weight gain. Water weight gain is one of the most common side effects of a poor diet. When your body is in an acidic state, it causes inflammation. This in turn causes your body to encapsulate the offending toxins in water molecules, thereby causing weight gain. In addition, the minerals needed to alkalize the pH of the body are pulled from the tissues, including muscle and bone. This can lead to a number of health problems, including: - Muscle weakness - Bone density loss - Joint pain - Headaches - Fatigue - Allergies - Skin problems - Digestive problems If you want to avoid water weight gain, and protect your health, it's important to find a diet that helps to alkalize the pH of the body. The pH Concentrated Minerals are a fantastic way to do this. They work by turning the acidic internal environment of the body into a more hospitable place for good gut flora. Good gut flora then begins to normalize an incredible amount of body processes ranging from digestion to even emotional health.
What to do if you've already failed in the past
If you've failed in the past, don't worry. It's not the end of the world. In fact, it's a great opportunity to learn from your mistakes and start fresh with a new outlook and all the tools necessary to succeed. One of the most important things you can do is to be kind to yourself. Beating yourself up will only make it harder to lose weight. Love yourself and be gentle with yourself. Another key step is to find a diet that works for you. There are a million diets out there, but not every diet will work for everyone. Find a diet that focuses on gut health, pH balance of the body, and natural support using herbal and homeopathic remedies. If you're struggling to lose weight, it's because you're making one or more of these common mistakes or there are underlying health issues. But don't worry, there are things you can do to avoid these mistakes and successfully lose weight. One of the most important things is to find a diet that works for you. There are a million diets out there, but not every diet will work for everyone. If you are unsure of what diet to try or want health guidance from our Board-Certified Traditional Naturopath on what to do next, book a FREE 15-minute, introductory consultation. Our Naturopath will introduce herself and explain how the SHAPE ReClaimed Nutritional Program works. During this time, you will learn about Naturopathy, what principles guide Powerful Natural Health, and how they will be a dynamic partner with you as you journey towards health.
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