According to the research (and my own experience as a professional dietitian and former dieter), diet rules set you up for failure. Restrictions = Diet Disasters. Here are some of the most common restrictions in diets and weight loss programs:
Food Restrictions: When you think "diet," you think restricting (or eliminating) certain foods, right? Here's the real deal: when certain foods are "off limits," it massively increases your desire for them! This catapults you into a vicious cycle of deprivation, "cheating," and overeating that completely sabotages your efforts.
EVERY ONE OF THESE DIETS HAS SOME FORM OF FOOD RESTRICTION:
Time Constraints: Many diets dictate that you eat a certain number of meals per day (3 squares! 6 snacks!). Or they say, "always eat breakfast," or, "never eat after 6 p.m." etc. These restrictive rules about when to eat totally steamroll over the truth: your body has its own natural "hunger rhythm"! Forcing yourself to eat when you're not hungry — or starving yourself when it's not the "right time" to eat is NOT the answer to sustainable, healthy weight loss!
Exercise Requirements: Almost all diet programs tell you to increase your exercise level, but the fact is that for the vast majority of people exercise does NOT make you lose weight. And in fact, for some, it can actually cause weight GAIN!
These ineffective, crazy-making dieting rules and restrictions suck the fun out of food (and life!) and set you up to fail. There's loads of evidence and research proving how utterly ineffective diets are. And yet: they're still pushed as the #1 way to lose weight. It's time that we stop falling for the nonsense, stop blaming ourselves, and bring some sanity to how we relate with food and weight loss!
In its most simplistic form, I learned how to identify when my body was actually hungry, eat whatever was going to satisfy it, and stop when I was comfortably full.
99% of weight loss programs completely ignore this crucial practice. Most of them even teach you to ignore your body's hunger and cravings, focusing on the "right" foods and "right" times/ways to eat. (Psssst ... that's why almost none of these popular diets work long-term!)
I'm not talking about a quick fix or magic pill, here. It takes some work to learn how to eat this way — and "deprogram" your current habits. You need to acquire some skills and tools (and un-brainwash yourself!). Especially if you've been practicing a "diet mindset" for years, this can take some time.
Here's the real deal: if you want to finally lose the weight, keep it off, and never worry about dieting ever, ever again — this breakthrough
This is a permanent weight loss solution that will forever transform how you think about eating.
For the past five years, since implementing this approach, I have remained 20 pounds lighter than I was when I was dieting. During this time, I have had two children and built a busy, thriving practice. But this isn't another "it worked for me; it will work for you" diet. I have taught hundreds of my clients this approach, and they have achieved the same success that I have, regardless of their weight and dieting history.
Because every person has a different history with dieting and restricting themselves, the length of time it takes to see results will vary. But I PROMISE that once you apply what I teach you, your results will truly last a lifetime. This isn’t some fad diet. It’s an easy-to-maintain way of living that honors your body’s natural cues for hunger, satisfaction, and fullness.
Because other weight loss programs still abide by "conventional wisdom" that diet rules and exercise will help you lose weight. And they will … until you stop. Then you’re right back on the yo-yo! The (scientifically proven) fact is that restrictive diets are not sustainable for life. My program is different because it focuses on changing behaviors, not on restricting you.
Not at all. Part of what has made this program so successful is how easy it is to begin and stick with. You won’t get a long list of rules and restrictions. Instead, you’ll learn a whole new approach to eating that will fit with your lifestyle.
Nope. This is not some diet gimmick! No pills or snake oil needed. The information and support you will get from this program will be all that you need.
When you give yourself unconditional permission to eat all kinds of foods (yep, that includes pizza, burgers, cakes, and ice cream), they’re no longer “forbidden fruit.” So you’ll actually start craving them less (sooner than you’d imagine!) and effortlessly glide into the ideal diet for you. Unlike most other diet programs, Eating Reset teaches you to focus less on what and how much you eat so you can concentrate on what really matters when it comes to weight loss: why and how you are eating. You’ll learn everything you need to truly satisfy your cravings in a way that will actually help you lose weight.
Let me ask you a question. How much time do you spend thinking about food? Exercise? Diets require you to spend hours planning and preparing restrictive meals and fitting in grueling workouts. How much time would you have for other activities (that you actually enjoy!) if you could stop worrying about what you eat?
The exercise programs included in most diets just make you hungrier. Exercise is important for keeping your body healthy, but it doesn’t help you lose weight – in fact, it often causes weight gain. Although there are good reasons to move your body for general health reasons, exercising is a poor strategy for weight loss.
While Eating Reset is very effective at helping someone who is struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food (or who has disordered eating), it is not meant for those diagnosed with an eating disorder. This program is designed for people who have struggled with their weight for years, perhaps even obsessively, or who have been in a cycle of yo-yo dieting. So if you’re dealing with an acute eating disorder (including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Diabulimia), first: my heart goes out to you. Second: know that you are not alone—and your doctor, an eating disorder therapist and a registered dietitian can absolutely help you develop a treatment plan.