A healthy lifestyle change is what you need to lose weight. Fad diets do not offer such a thing. If you are giving up all your food for a shake or cabbage, what do you think is going to happen when you go back to normal food (because at some point, you will have to eat real food again).
Every day in my facebook feed, I see somebody posting about the newest fad diets out there, and it drives me insane. Permanent weight loss isn’t going to be achieved from injecting yourself with HCG and eating only 500 calories a day. (Yes, you will lose weight, but the side effects from that particular diet are pretty scary. My own chiropractor told me to never ever even consider doing that diet). Instead, making life changes will get you to your goal. Small changes can equal big weight loss. Add more water to your diet. Eat a salad instead of a bag of chips. Those are things you can do forever; eating only cabbage and protein shakes, not so much. I also see some blogger talking about the next new great diet pill. Again, what happens when you stop that? Also, do you know what ingredients are in some of that stuff? Just because it says it is all-natural does not make it so.
One of my friends was told by her doctor this year that the more you yo-yo your weight, the harder it will be lose it. Your body says “hey, I know what you are trying to do” and holds onto that weight even longer. Each crash diet like this that you do makes it harder and harder and harder to lose the weight you want. This makes complete sense too.
How are you getting healthier this summer? Are you making lifestyle changes?