At any given time 108 MILLION people are on a diet. This number is based upon those buying diet
products or joining programs to help them lose weight. It does not include those who are simply
trying to “eat right and exercise daily.” Even with all the supplements, shakes, and programs
available, 99% of people fail on their diet.
People may try 4 and 5 times each year to “get on track” and lose weight, but end up stuck in a cycle of dangerous dieting that can lead to frustration and unhealthy practices. What does this cycle look like? You start a diet and lose some weight. This is very exciting and motivating; then life happens. This could be as simple as a birthday party or as significant as a loss of job or death. You stop your diet and find that you regain the weight you lost, plus perhaps some extra. So, you decide to start your diet again, maybe even changing plans – and the cycle begins again.
No matter how hard you try, or how dedicated you are – it can begin to feel that nothing you do works. Perhaps this is because “eating right and exercising daily” looks different for every person. Or maybe this is not the cause at all. If this was the right answer, we could all be a healthy weight, and yet the obesity rate continues to climb. It is estimated by the year 2030, half of all Americans will be considered obese.
So how do you get off this dangerous cycle of dieting? Well, first it is recognizing that there is more than food and exercise that affect our weight. Hormones are one piece of the puzzle that can cause weight gain or prevent weight loss. If hormones are out of balance, it can make it hard for the body to lose weight.
Another puzzle piece is that different people require different amounts of certain nutrients. Providing the right blend can lead to better success – a cookie cutter process does not work.
Gut health is incredibly important when it comes to weight loss. Without a healthy gut, it is difficult to get the nutrition we need and eliminate the toxins we do not.
Finally, our emotions and mood can also affect our weight, and our choices in food. Eating because we are bored, sad, stressed, or even happy can make losing weight even harder.
At 360 Living, we look at all of the reasons you may be struggling with weight loss. It is important to find the root cause of the struggle so we can get you the proper tools to help you break free from the dangerous dieting cycle. You are worth your health!
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