There are so many fad diets, I have tried so many of them I lost track over the years, but you probably know some of them. I thought we should take a look at some that make that list: Eat subway lose weight, Atkins, Low Carb, No Carb; watermelon, grapefruit juice, cabbage soup, tuna diet, scared heart, acai berry, zone diet, Beverly Hills diet, apple cider vinegar diet; well you are getting the picture there are literaly hundreds of them out there.
The sad part of this is people will try anything because we become so desperate to lose our fat. When a diet fires off promises of one losing an immense amount of weight, in a short span of time, this is a red flag. These diets "may" indeed allow you to shed quite a bit of weight rather quickly for some. However, you will gain it back and usually more. These diets do not last. Some of them are even extremely harmful to our bodies. When we try to diet by starvation; in other words limiting our calories so strictly our bodies are smart machines. They fire down the furnance and shut down the metabolism and shed pounds slower. This makes weight loss harder. When we deprive our bodies of nutrients and vitamins we only cause the well oiled machine that our body is to malfunction.
The old saying of "dieting doesn't work" is very true. One reason I chose my BAND was so I could kick dieting to the curb forever. I never again want to say I am going on a diet. I never again want someone to ask me what diet I am trying or using. This is a lifestyle. This is my new way of life. I now eat to live, rather than live to eat!
We are in control. We say what does or does not go into our mouths. We pick and choose the foods that we consume. So our bands are not cures. The band is simply a tool to help you achieve your weight loss and ultimately maintain it by eating less food.
If you continue to dine on ice cream and cake and cookies, and pasta and sauces and heavy calorie laden foods that will slide right through the band, trust me, you will not be successful. I did this! I gained back 50 pounds of my initial weight loss doing just that.
Why did I do that? I suppose there were many reasons, or excuses that I use. I just know that it will happen, it can happen, and it did happen to me and I will never again fall victim to it. I have learned the valuable lesson about food and how my body reacts to it. I know my triggers, and I now use exercise rather than food when I feel stress coming on.
You may say well are you perfect? I am laughing out loud here, Hell No I am not, I do eat things that are not always the best choice, I just do it rarely. If you want to see the scale move you have to do YOUR PART!
When you take control there is no looking back!