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10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters

Bad Habits That Are Preventing You from Losing Weight



11/14/2013 12:42:44 PM

very interesting and informative topic - but I have to disagree with #1. the word DIET is not a bad word. I agree - The word itself does imply restrictions, limitations and there are alot of unhealthy fad diets that are just temporary fixes. However this is just ONE definition of a diet. Diet can also mean balance and creating a healthy way of eating. Sorry SP - but people who are trying to loose weight by creating a lasting healthy lifestyle are still considered being on a "DIET. a simplier and broader definition of this word would be " a particular selection of food". Following a diet could be associated with - knowledge of nutrition, eating certain foods in moderation, cooking and planning meals as well as learning about mantainence,stability and keeping cholesterol and BP levels down. If looking at it from this perspective, why is the word DIET always associated with something negative?


10/29/2013 2:39:53 AM

Exercise makes you stronger...think long term. Eating healthfully improves total health, long term. Find what works for you....always fruit and veggies, reduce processed foods. Losing 2 lbs a month is still success. Never give up!


10/27/2013 11:51:41 PM

SLIMLILA's SparkPage
OK, so I got 5 SP points, but other than that, I didn't feel I learned anything new. I have made many of these changes over the years, so I didn't start dieting and do a major overhaul, but I have exercised consistently since June and see nothing happen on the scale..... so it certainly is not as simple as cut back 3500 calories and you will lose 1 lb. it just doesn't happen that way....


10/27/2013 8:27:35 AM

The smart fix for #3 was helpful to me in my struggles with chocolate. Thanks.


10/27/2013 8:23:16 AM

What I need to do , is lay off eating so much bread ! I just love the stuff; and since I make homemade bread every other day of the week.....well, you get the picture.
Thank you for this article, very informative !


9/29/2013 5:45:31 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Thanks for sharing.


9/23/2013 5:50:27 PM

JANEDOE12345's SparkPage
Perfect timing! I really needed to have this motivator today.


9/22/2013 7:28:58 PM

I agree with FitArtist..... Way too many carbs! Even the so-called "Good" carbs quickly turn to sugar in the blood stream which then gets stored as fat if not quickly used up. It isn't until I cut back on the carbs that I will lose weight. Even then, it is cyclical and slow. I don't advocate extreme reduction as I need the fiber. So the carbs I eat are from leafy greens, low-glycemic veggies and high fiber, organic grains and beans. Minimal wheat, corn or soy as these are most likely to be GMO and chemical laden.


9/22/2013 7:06:07 PM

FIT_ARTIST's SparkPage
Eating way too many carbs!!!!


9/22/2013 2:53:52 PM

This is in response to: "Researchers at Harvard University showed that almost all obesity and the inability to lose weight today is caused by inflammation from processed foods, this is genetically passed down to the children ( causing our childhood obesity crisis) Inflammation is the reason 80% of diets fail few diets can reverse our modern day inflammatory weight gain. "

I do not doubt that processed or fast food is a poor choice. However, I live in a very rural area of the Northwest, work on my ranch and I eat only food I cook at breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can assure you I have zero processed foods or fast foods (not even available within 100 miles) within my diet. I raise my own beef, chicken, eggs, pork. I do not fry. I use olive oil. I rarely use sugar. I have a huge -- nearly an acre - vegetable garden. I don't drink milk. I am, because of my lifestyle, very physical, active. And yet, it is difficult for me to lose weight, weight I cannot believe I gained in the first place. I do have hypothyroidism which I am being treated for.

I don't think it's as simple as what you are reporting. At the very least, it would be interesting for scientists to look at rural farmers/ranchers as we do seem to live forever (thankfully that is an exaggeration) with good health, which I believe comes from an active lifestyle, but I know of no farmer/rancher that eats processed/fast food as we have little access to it and plenty right off our own land.


9/22/2013 10:25:07 AM

SOFT_VAL67's SparkPage
i really agree about the processed snacks, i end up eating 4 baggies of 100 calorie snacks, so instead, i have an apple with some peanut butter smeared on, or some cottage cheese with a half a peach.
exercise has become the biggest obstacle for me, but im working on it.


9/22/2013 7:55:58 AM

THIANE's SparkPage
That's a great article! I just twitter it! I could not agree more with it. I have lost a lot of weight myself by stopping dieting and changing my approach to weight loss. Healthy weight loss is not about dieting, it really is a lifestyle change. I specially agree with bad habit #3 as I love sweets and manage to lose weight while still having some sweet treats every now and then. I also have not been weighing myself in the scale for years, but after I had my baby one year ago I bought a scale to help me keep track of my efforts to lose the baby weight. So, I started weighing myself every Sunday morning. It kept me motivated as I was getting closer to my pre-pregnancy weight. Now, I weight less than I did before getting pregnant and have better eating habits and I achieved all that without being on a diet or feeling hungry! So, I can really recommend to anyone who wants to get healthy and slimmer to adopt healthy eat habits instead of jumping on the latest diet bandwagon!


9/10/2013 5:26:17 PM

LADYJEAN77's SparkPage
Researchers at Harvard University showed that almost all obesity and the inability to lose weight today is caused by inflammation from processed foods, this is genetically passed down to the children ( causing our childhood obesity crisis)

Inflammation is the reason 80% of diets fail few diets can reverse our modern day inflammatory weight gain.

This can be reversed



8/28/2013 12:23:55 AM

I thought this was an excellent article, Coach Nicole. I actually feel a lot better after reading this. Thanks again! I think I need to save this, print it out, and read it from time to time.



8/20/2013 11:37:09 AM

Good Article although I have to disagree on the weigh yourself every 1-2 weeks aspect. I weigh myself everyday. It is the truth maker. Most people myself included lose focus too easily and after 2 weeks of not weighing themselves have gotten so off track that they give up.

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