The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

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The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

ಫ Format Kindle Download [ The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work ] ಺ Kindle By Yoni Freedhoff M.D. ೮ A Very Brief History of DietingDiets are anything but new The first popular diet was a lowcarb diet written by a British coffin maker in 1863 His name was William Banting, and the diet he championed and detailed in his Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public was of the lowcarb variety with an emphasis on eating meat, greens, and fruit while avoiding sugar, starches, dairy, and beer His book was so incredibly popular that at the time, the word banting was used in conversation in place of dieting Believe it or not, the book is still in print and you can even buy it in Kindle format But its been over the past 50 or so years, not coincidentally the time period in which obesity rates have nearly quadrupled, that the number of diets has grown by multiple orders of magnitude At the time Im writing this paragraph, over on there are over 37,000 books in their diets and weight loss racks.Their strategies may all vary wildly, but ultimately we can subdivide all diet books and programs into seven broad categories 1 Good bad diets These are among the simplest to follow They have very clear rules that either cut out entire categories of foods or provide very specific meal plans People on these types of diets are told that they dont need to track intake in terms of calories instead theyre told to avoid virtually an entire food group and theyll do fine The most obvious examples of these are the ultralowfat diet of Dr Dean Ornish and the ultralowcarb diet of Dr Robert Atkins.2 Scientific and pseudoscientific diets Rather than vilify an entire food group, these diets tend to focus only on specific foods within the group Beans are good, carrots are bad Oatmeal is good, rice is bad, and so on Some, like the GI diet and the various surging paleo diets, are built on true scientific principles others, like the blood type diet, and Suzanne Somers food combination diet, tend to lapse into what might be described as common sense or intuitive, but are not in fact rooted in a rigorous, scientifically defensible evidence base.3 Counting diets and programs Food gets assigned points or calories and youre allotted a certain number with the aim of not going over Perhaps the first counting diet was that of Dr Lulu Hunt Peters, whose 1918 book, Diet and Health, with the Key to the Calories, was the first to recommend tracking calories At the time, no one had heard of calories, and early on in the book Dr Peters had to explain to readers how to pronounce the word Of course, as far as counting diets go, theres no doubt that the grand champion is Weight Watchers, which in 50 years has enrolled tens of millions of people in than 30 countries.4 Crash diets From the getgo, this type of diet is meant to be temporary These diets arent meant to be a for good solution but rather just a for now solution Often theyre undertaken as a way to lose weight before a particular event a wedding, a trip, a high school reunion Theyre usually massively restrictive, and the aim is to lose the weight to get to the event and then start eating again Generally, they just involve eating very little of anything and sometimes as much as you want of just one very specific thing The cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, and the socalled master cleanse that modified juice fast based on lemon juice and cayenne pepper are this categorys most obvious examples.5 Exercise diets These arent necessarily diets so much as they are aggressive exercise programs undertaken with the expectation of weight loss Invariably, the exercise is either highly intense like boot camps, for instance or exceedingly lengthy, sometimes even involving hours of daily activity.6 Magic diets Simply pop a magic pill or potion, or sidle up to some newfangled exercise contraption, and presto chango, with zero effort and zero dietary change, the weight will just melt off While Im guessing magic diets arent going to help melt weight, Im positive theyll help melt bank accounts.And then, of course, theres the most common and the most popular diet in history The one diet that virtually anyone who has ever been unhappy or concerned about their weight has tried on at least one occasion Theres no book to read, or guru to follow I call it the Eat Smarter diet.7 Eat Smarter diet Honestly, who hasnt tried this one at least once Even folks who arent concerned about their weight have likely tried to watch what they eat, eat smarter, be aware, be thoughtful with the dual aims of eating less and being healthy No books to purchase No programs to consult Just eat less and exercise and be smarter And while it certainly makes sense and reflects the truism of energy balance, our bodies and our environment conspire to make this approach almost invariably useless.DOC, WHICH DIET SHOULD I GO ON Is there one right diet for you Is there some test you could take where youd plug in your lifestyle, personality, and dietary preferences and out would come your perfect answer If only it were that simple.There are just so many variables Some may be modifiable, but others simply arent It would be no easier to give yourself a palate that loves spinach and hates chocolate than it would be to swap out your genes And dont kid yourself into thinking those things dont matter they do As the father of three beautiful little girls, I can tell you I sure had a great deal free time to cook, sleep, and exercise before they came into my life And although I know Id probably be healthier if my favorite guilty pleasures were organic vegetables, I just cant seem to convince my mouth not to adore pizza, wings, burgers, and potato chips.At the end of the day, all diets work, every last one Even diets with nonsensical approaches can help people lose weight But losing, of course, isnt the issue I hear it all the time in my office and its absolutely true Losing weight is easy its keeping it off thats hard.So is there a common theme that makes keeping lost weight off difficult Absolutely, and putting it simply, the common theme that makes longterm success difficult is the notion that suffering is a prerequisite to success.TRAUMATIC DIETINGThe questions people ask themselves when failing any given diet may sound familiar to you Why cant I just stick with it Whats wrong with me Whats my problem Why am I such a failure Its the its not you, its me speech we give when we break up with someone, only unlike our breakups, where the statements usually a sugarcoated lie, with weight management, we believe it We failed, not our approach Its not the diet, its me.If thats really true that its not the diet but rather us how is it that failure is the norm Can it really be that the past 50 years have seen a global pandemic loss of willpower That somehow as a species weve become powerless to resist weight gain That as individuals we simply cant control ourselves Maybe its not you.Id be willing to wager that if youve been battling your weight for a while, youve invested willpower in weight loss than in virtually any other area of your life Youve probably undertaken various whiteknuckle diets, have set your alarm clock for 5 00 a.m so that you can hit the treadmill downstairs, and youve likely eaten salads and grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts than youd care to admit You might have been on your first diet before you even made it to high school, and you may well have a veritable library of contradictory diet books filling shelves of your bookcase Clearly, youve got willpower So what is your problem Why cant you just stick with it Human nature Were just not built to needlessly suffer forever Yes, were an exceedingly adaptable species, but if the need to suffer isnt there, and if the alternative to suffering is easily accessible, like water seeking its own level, thats where your human nature and actual physiology will take you.While there are those who will argue the scientific merits of one dietary approach over another until theyre blue in the face, at the end of the day if you dont like the life youre living while youre losing weight, youre virtually certain to gain it back Putting dietary theory aside, what we choose to put on our plates reflects a sort of personal homeostasis meaning that while we put as much food on our plates as we feel we need to be satisfied, satisfaction isnt simply meeting some sort of stomachfilling need Yes, there are our physiologically driven needs to satisfy our bodies fuel requirements, but there are many other needs at work our psychologically driven need to satisfy pleasurerelated desires our medical need for food to help us cope with stress or depression through its impact on cortisol our hedonic need, in which food plays a genuinely celebratory role such as on vacations, birthdays, and holidays So while one particular dietary regime may do a fabulous job on one area of need, if another need is left lacking, human nature being what it is, were not likely to stay on program It just isnt meeting our needs.If you were to take a straw poll of your friends, family, and self, Id bet that their answer to the question of whats required for longterm success is some variation on suffering, sticktoitiveness, or willpower, that success is therefore the byproduct of willfully denying ourselves enjoyment and satisfaction from food I disagree To succeed in the long term, to actually keep the weight you lose off, I think you need to genuinely like your life with fewer calories.Indeed, since time immemorial, dieting has been steeped and forged in suffering Diets have been designed to be traumatic Theyre about denial and sacrifice Theyre about suffering and restriction Theyre die with a t.And people wonder why they fail I think people fail because most diets promote an almost religious experience, whereby adherents are taught to all but shout, Hear O world There are no other diets before mine Dieters are expected to stick to a strict set of commandments, from Thou shall not consume carbs to Thou shall honor thy treadmill and free weights Transgressions against the diet are framed as being almost sinful, leaving dieters with a real sense of guilt over a plate of pasta I hear about this guilt and regret all the time from my patients, so much so that Ive come to think of the rules they are trying to follow as the deadly sins of dieting I count seven most common misbeliefs, seven deadly dieting sins that have been championed by society as the necessary evils of success, and that while challenging and unpleasant, by societys misguided definition of success, need to be willfully endured forever Theyre continually nurtured as necessities by popular culture, diet books, the entertainment and media industry, and even by allied health professionals And while society believes them to be essential to success, I believe them to be integral to failure In the next chapter, Ill tell you what they are.Dietings Seven Deadly SinsHave you ever succumbed to the allure of dietary zealotry and felt so constrained by the rules of your regime that transgressions felt akin to sinning While there may well be tens of thousands of different diets out there, dietings seven deadly sins span their gamut, and though they may not all be present in each and every diet, Im guessing that if youve battled with diets over the years, youre all too familiar with this motley collection, whereby your job was to endure and cultivate one or of these and where failing to do so was a dietary sin.1 HUNGERIf Im not hungry, my diets not working.Now, in my mind, the word hungry means a couple of different things I use the word to describe not only the physical pitofyourstomach sensation of hunger stomach hunger , but also simple cravings head hunger Purists and researchers might well disagree with my combination of what they in turn would refer to as appetite and hunger, but given that my experience has been that both head and stomach hunger respond identically to treatment, I think theyre simply flip sides of the same coin Ive also met hundreds and hundreds of individuals who tell me that while they never experience stomach hunger, head hungers a common and unwelcome visitor that manifests itself either as incredible cravings or as compulsive cantstoponcestarted eating.Eating and drinking are second only to breathing in the hierarchy of survival needs, and after 100 million years of evolution, hunger is an extremely powerful physiologic drive If you dont eat, you die Taking one step further back in time, if your cavedwelling ancestors werent great about eating as voluminously as possible when they were hungry and food was available, they might have had difficulty living long enough to pass on their genetic materials Hunger is evolutionarily protective, and satisfying hunger when food is available has allowed our species to thrive.However, over the course of the past hundred or so years, weve seen incredible changes to our food supply Theres no longer any dietary whim that cant be satisfied in a matter of moments, and where we once had to physically hunt for our food, now we simply have to dial for it I think what were seeing today in terms of societal weight struggle is reflective of the fact that our genes and physiology, honed over thousands of years of extreme dietary insecurity, still function as if the next meal might never come While a thorough discussion of how our ancient physiology responds to hunger isnt necessary, its worth a brief visit given its role in getting in the way of our best intentions.From neuropeptides, to hormones produced by our actual fat cells, to proteins produced by our intestines, there are pathways and backup pathways whose jobs are to ensure that we eat enough to survive Theres leptin, produced by our own fat cells its job is to act on the hunger center of our brains, the hypothalamus, where it inhibits appetite by signaling the brain that the body has had enough to eat Theres ghrelin, produced by our stomachs it works in our hypothalamus too, but its job is to tell us to eat Theres neuropeptide Y, produced by the hypothalamus itself its job is to decrease the expression of a gene that encodes for the production of proopiomelanocortin, a polypeptide that plays a role in appetite It also decreases the synthesis of the pituitary hormone that signals the thyroid to make its hormone Theres peptide YY, produced by our small intestines, which decreases gut movement and the production of ghrelin, and acts in our brains hunger center And these are just the tip of our bodys hunger system iceberg Its a very complicated place and the problem is, those peptides, hormones, and proteins Theyre still cave dwellers, and what once was a protective behavior eating highly caloric foods in large quantities in response to hunger has become in our modern day a kidinacandystore environment, and, at least in terms of weight, a liability.This 10 day reset plan is designed to work with any diet plan to make it effective While debunking a lot of weight loss myths, it also provides sound advice for those personalizing their own lifestyle plan Today show Yoni Freedhoff has invented an un dieta set of simple food and excericse guidelines that can help you safely lose a pound a week and keep it off summer fun included Glamour magazine if any diet book works, its going to be this one Scientific American As should be obvious to anyone who s been paying attention, these and many other approaches to weight loss can work The real challenge is keeping weight off, and Freedhoff s advice focuses on how to win that battle by formulating a plan you can happily live with for the rest of your life, not just for a few weeks or months Runner s WorldPraise for The Diet Fix The Diet Fix delivers This is a wonderful approach to tackling the Diet Demons It allows people to keep what they like most about food the taste and indulgences and to get rid of what they don t like about food overeating and guilt It s about balance Regaining balance in our diet as well as in our lives Brian Wansink Ph.D , Author of Mindless Eating and Slim by Design Here finally is a book capturing the nuts and bolts of the dieting culture that has gripped North America With Dr Freedhoff s presentation of fact supported by years of first hand experience, a crystal clear picture of what works, what doesn t and what is myth emerges The Diet Fix is a service to all Tosca Reno, author of the New York Times bestselling The Eat Clean Diet The Diet Fix is a breath of fresh air,revealingexactly whydiets are such exhausting, ineffective traps andproviding ado able roadmap for a new, healthierway of approaching food and weight It is an eye openingand helpful diet antidote Ellie Krieger RDN, nutritionist, cookbookauthor, and TV personality Few people know as much about weight loss as Dr Yoni Freedhoff It is no surprise that he has produced a book that is the perfect combination of evidence based facts and good, solid, usable advice There is so much misinformation in the media about dieting, and so many trendy and near useless diets Yonis book is exactly what we need a science informedand fun to readroad map to long term weight loss success Timothy Caulfield, author of The Cure for Everything Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness Finally a diet plan that can work because it won t make you miserable Like all honest approaches to a better life, The Diet Fix is rooted in a deep understanding of how people are wired, and inspired by optimism about their true potential You ll never need to read another diet book Melanie Warner, author of Pandoras Lunchbox This isnt a detox diet, its a diet detoxa 10 day reprogramming that will free you forever from the damaging and defeating cycle of failed diets Those suffering from Post Traumatic Dieting Stress which is to say, most of us may find it hard to believe that an approach this gentle, doable, and sane could ever work Trust me The Diet Fix offers an end to the madness and the keys to lasting weight control Monica Reinagel, MS, LD N, author of Nutrition Divas Secrets for a Healthy Diet Millions of people are suffering through restriction, denial, sacrifice, hunger and a frustrating yo yo cycle of weight loss and regain, yet they still struggle to manage their weight This serial dieting breeds guilt, shame, depression, despair and binge eating If youre one of these traumatic dieters, The Diet Fix, will not only provide a much needed sigh of relief, it will be a Godsend It might even save your life Tom Venuto, author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle The Diet Fix is a no nonsense approach to realistic weight management by a recognized expert in the field This step by step guide to long term weight management provides the evidence, debunks common myths and is chock full of practical tips the ultimate diet book for anyone wanting to stop dieting and start living Arya M Sharma, MD PhD, Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network and Disc h.c , FRCPC Professor of Medicine Freedhoff dispels pervading myths about dieting, warns against the seven deadly sins hunger, sacrifice, willpower, blind restriction, sweat, perfectionism, and denial , and instructs readers to replace tenuous willpower with skillpower as they learn the key triad to healthy weight loss organization, planning, and thoughtfulnessthis book will help dieters win by losing Publisher s Weekly The Diet Fix Why Diets Fail and How to Make The Make Yours Work Yoni Freedhoff MD on FREE shipping qualifying offers With , weight loss has ratings reviews Ryan said Is this a diet book Yes And no If you are looking for book, may be enough Calculator RMR, Exercise, Protein Fix Daily Calorie Needs Exercise Burned Calories Meals Snacks Spread Meals, No Science Based Medicine fail Not just often, but almost always % of the time diets worked we wouldn t have 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