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Diets Fail You


Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

Have you ever felt like diets were failing you, rather than the other way around? What if I told you that it's not you who's holding you back, but the methods you've been trying? If you've experienced the frustration of diets that once worked no longer delivering results, you're not alone.

I recently had a conversation with a client who had been on diets since she was 13. Now, in her late 50s, that's 40 years of dieting, restriction, food rules, and constant food anxiety. She had doubts about whether my approach, which focused on balancing her plate, could really be the solution she needed after decades of struggle.

The truth is, chronic dieters often have a distorted view of what constitutes a successful diet. Here's what they tend to perceive as working:

  • Restriction of Food Groups: Cutting out entire food groups seems like a winning strategy.
  • Shakes Over Food: Some believe meal replacement shakes are superior to actual meals.
  • Skipping Meals: Skipping meals is seen as an effective weight loss strategy.
  • Fear of Fun Foods: Fun foods are vilified and avoided at all costs.
  • Calorie Burn Obsession: The more calories burned on a fitness tracker, the better.

These tactics might have provided quick weight loss results in the past, leading many to equate rapid weight loss with a successful diet program. However, this couldn't be further from the truth.

The sad reality is that when people approach weight loss the right way, they often feel like they're failing because they don't see immediate, dramatic results on the scale in just a few weeks. They crave instant gratification, fixating on the number that tells them very little about their overall health and well-being.

But consider this: if quick weight loss tactics truly worked, you wouldn't have spent 40 years on diets. You wouldn't constantly be at odds with your body, battling endless restrictions and food stress, and feeling like a failure.

Clients who have struggled with chronic dieting are some of the most rewarding to work with because when they shift away from the dieting mindset, their lives are transformed. They find freedom from the dieting rollercoaster and discover a sustainable path to health and happiness.

If you're tired of investing time and money into diet programs that fail to deliver long-term results, if you're exhausted from hopping from one unrealistic diet to the next, and if you're frustrated by the cycle of losing weight only to gain it back, there's a solution.

Introducing Gray30, a program designed to help you regain confidence in your approach and break free from the endless cycle of dieting. Say goodbye to defeat and hello to lasting change. It's time to reclaim control over your health and leave the dieting mindset behind for good.

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