You know what galls me the most? The thing that really just eats at my nerves—fad dieting. Never in my life have I been the type to latch onto the latest hip product or drug that will “revolutionize” my workout or help me drop however many jean sizes in less than 8 weeks!
Give. Me. A. Break.
Listen, because this is something that I know for sure: Unless you have a medical condition which keeps you from losing weight effectively, the only weight-loss method that will ever work for you is combining a healthy, well-balanced, diet with 30-60 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
This is not rocket science, it’s just that simple.
Fad diets are a temporary fix to what can be a long-term problem, and those who tend to use the quick route are often those who either a) don’t have the time, energy, or motivation to put in the type of work necessary to get in shape, or b) want to believe there’s an easier way to remedy a problem that took them years to get to.
If that sounds harsh or insensitive, I apologize, but it is what it is.
Being fit, being healthy, and being the best version of the physical you that is humanly possible takes hard work—every day. It’s not easy and it’s certainly not something you can do for 12 weeks and then stop. You have to make a lifestyle change and stick to it. If you don’t, you will eventually return to the the same you that you are hoping to leave behind.
That being said, the only question you ever need to ask yourself before beginning a weight-loss plan is this: how committed are you—really?