Another ‘fad diet’ has made the headlines – adding to the South Beach, Atkins, Blood Group, Lemon Detox, Cabbage Soup Diet and the long list goes on and on. It’s called the ‘Calorie Restriction Diet’ and advocates that it can boost life expectancy to 120 years and beyond! The Calorie Restriction Diet bans wheat, dairy, […]
“I need to go on a Diet” “My diet starts on Monday” as well as all of those rediculous money making schemes: “Lemon Detox Diet, South Beach Diet, Blood Type Diet” blah blah blah blah
Effectively what we’ve been conditioned into thinking is that “Diets” are all about these temporary stages in your life (say 3 – 4 weeks) where the goal is to lose weight in a hurry – eating as little as you can – not caring about energy or nourishment – cutting out important food groups. Of course the outcome for many that go on ‘diets’ is that it’s painful and hard to achieve for any length of time, they’re starving, tired, have no energy, yes they may lose weight but when they return to eating normally again, will gain weight back on. The net result for most is being very disappointed and using the word DIET like it’s an offensively naughty 4-letter word.