Let's be honest - fad dieting stinks since the results hardly ever last.
We can all admit that fad dieting stinks - it's time to go back to basics.
As the New Year approaches, it can be tempting to get roped into all the fad diets that are out there. Raw food this, Zone that, Low-Carb, No-Carb, the Cookie Diet, the latest Colon Cleanze. It’s normal to want to find the quick fix, but the fact of the matter is, nothing is as good as sound nutrition principles, a balanced diet, and finding that elusive place we call ‘moderation.’ If any of those fads worked, you would not be reading this article hoping for the solution to your weight and eating woes. All of those plans can work in the short term, but I can tell you right now that they are the absolute worst thing you can do for your long term health and wellness.
Sure, 1% of people might have the discipline and flexibility to make something like a Raw Food diet work. But for the rest of us, it’s not something you can sustain in the long run--and any plan you cannot sustain for the long run is destined to blow up in your face. So what is a motivated person to do come New Year? It’s simple. Think back to how your ancestors ate—lean meats including lean red meat, poultry, and fish, fruits and vegetables of all kinds, and nuts. This should be the mainstay of your diet.