According to a study, every third person is on a diet at least once a year. And nearly every second fails to lose weight successfully when dieting, or experiences the yo-yo effect one day.
But why is it that diets usually do not lead to the desired outcome? And what is the difference between intermittent fasting and diets? Here are the answers.
Why do diets not work?
1. Diets involve rules and restrictions
If you’ve been on a diet before, you know how restrictive they can be. Because unbalanced eating, restrictions and strict rules are….
- complicated, and
- difficult to keep up in everyday life.
Frustration and disappointment are likely to follow.
2. Diets endanger your natural relationship with food
When you’re on a diet, it is not your body that tells you what and how much to eat, but calorie tables, your diet plan or points system. Quite far away from a natural eating behavior.
In addition, diets increase cravings, especially for foods that are allegedly forbidden.
3. Diets reduce your need for calories
Due to the greatly reduced calorie intake in most diets, the body is forced to reduce body fat. So far, so good. Inevitably, however, this causes your metabolism to adjust downward, meaning your energy needs will decrease. So you would have to eat even less to keep losing weight.
As you can see, diets are like a vicious circle. Intermittent fasting can help you escape it.
Why is intermittent fasting better than any diet?
Unlike diets, intermittent fasting is not a temporary approach, but a healthy diet and lifestyle.
1. Intermittent fasting trains your willpower
Is it difficult for you to resist all the temptations? With every fasting period you train your willpower. So you gain control over your eating behavior and make better decisions.
2. Intermittent fasting allows you to enjoy your meals
In contrast to the restrictions that come along with diets, you don’t have to avoid certain foods when fasting. A nice side effect: Your food tastes much more intense after your fasting period.
3. Intermittent fasting works in the long run
Once you get used to fasting, you can develop a routine that fits your lifestyle. Just the way it feels good for you.
4. Intermittent fasting works on many levels
Fasting gives you the chance to rebuild or improve your relationship with food (and with yourself). The result is not only weight loss. Fasting is also good for your health.
Intermittent fasting is the perfect alternative to diets
Losing weight doesn’t have to be a struggle! With intermittent fasting, you don’t have to think about restrictions, weigh your food or count calories.
And the best thing is: By taking regular breaks from eating, you’re not only doing something for your shape, but also for your health. That’s why we ❤️ fasting.