|Which Diet is Best?|
Change is never easy.
But with so many diet plan gurus ready and willing to show us the way to salvation, it shouldn't be all that hard.
After all, a well-balanced, nutrient-dense weight-loss plan is pretty straight forward.
Or is it?
No matter which diet plan you choose, they all claim to be best:
- the best diet
- the best way to lose weight
- the best way to lose weight fast
Dieting Has Become a Religion
It doesn't matter what type of diet plan it is.
It doesn't even matter what kind of this is the best way to lose weight dogma the diet program puts forth.
If it works -- and most weight-loss plans do work if you can stick to the rules for that particular weight-loss plan -- someone, somewhere, is going to become a disciple of that unique diet religion.
It never fails.
When you've been around the dieting circuit for as long as I have and you take the time to actually investigate a few different diet plans, you begin to see a pattern, a pattern of religious dogma that is really beginning to bug me.
Whatever happened to the notion that we are all unique individuals?
What ever happened to the this is what worked for many, but not for everyone approach to doing things?
Has Personal Empowerment and Self-Responsibility Died?
If you take a really good look at the different diet plans available today and the individuals following those weight-loss diet plans and supporting them, you'd think you'd just fallen down the rabbit hole.
These diet plan followers are the most self-righteous, dogmatic preachers alive.
They are always pounding on those who dare to tweak the plan and parrot false and outdated science, swearing that their interpretation of what the diet author wanted to get across to the reader is the best way to lose weight.
The only way.
Okay . . . whatever.
I don't have to prove anything to anyone. I don't have to please them if I don't want to.
But it just bugs me that:
People can be so narrow-minded, judgmental, and flat out unkind to those who are finding weight-loss success in a slightly different way.
- You aren't doing Atkins . . .
- You aren't doing South Beach . . .
- You aren't doing low carb . . .
- You aren't following protocol . . .
No matter which diet plan group you move toward, it's always the same.
- South Beach
- Dr. Simeon's Protocol
They're All Hypocrites
The irony, of course, is that none of them are actually following the original diet plan as laid down by the author.
They all have found ways to tweak their favorite weight-loss program to fit their own tolerance and dieting mindset. The odd thing is that a whole group of dieters tweak a diet plan in exactly the same way, so they all hang out together.
If you adopt these group tweaks and changes, rather than using your own intuitive style, you'll be successful and find success. If you adopt your own tweaks and changes, rather than theirs, you're doomed to failure.
Because . . .
Well . . .
- You're not doing Atkins.
- You're not doing South Beach.
- You're not following Dr. Simeon's protocol.
I suppose it's just too much to ask for real weight-loss support these days.