Is Your Diet Making
by DrNikkiG Goldman Ph.D.
Are you addicted to your next diet like
an Alcoholic to his next drink? Do you feel
great each time you start a diet and exercise
then a let down when you fail, like the
high and low of a junkie with each fix?
Science has shown that stress actually causes
abdominal fat. Diets cause stress. Put the
two together and you make yourself fat.
Yet Americans ignore the facts and think
they can outwit this wisdom.
Do you put your life on hold until you
lose weight? After feeling disgusted, do
you drag yourself off the couch to diet
and exercise? Then does burnout send you
back to the couch, munchies and TV? Break
this failure cycle
Sixty-five percent of all Americans go
on a diet each year. More than half of those
last only 30 days. Twenty-six thousand diets
have been published since 1920. Out of every
200 people who go on diets, 190 fail. Nine
out of ten who make it to their goal weight
gain their weight back within five years.
Are we getting fatter because there is a
Why dont diets work?
Diets dont work for two major reasons.
Diets are a prescription for weight gain.
For one thing, they cause stress. Stress
stimulates appetite. It also depletes the
necessary brain chemicals which keep us
calm and energized. As a result, we reach
for food to replenish these substances.
Because carbohydrates such as pretzels,
candy, and cookies supply these quickly,
we tend to reach for these snacks when were
stressed. However, their affect is short
lived. Before long, our brain exhausts the
supply and we are reaching for more.
The all or nothing syndrome
brings us to our knees. Were either
on the diet, strict and rigid or totally
off the diet diving into the forbidden fruit,
and ice cream, and chocolate, and chips,
and cookies and
When we fail at the
diet, the pendulum swings to the complete
opposite side and we overindulge. Its
the Yin and Yang. You cant have one
without the other.
What is the alternative to dieting?
Strategies for eating and coping with life
will give you the physiological edge you
need. Here are a few. For more detailed
techniques go to SuccessForTheDietDropout.com
1) The Paradox- When you say no
to a two year old youre likely to
get the very behavior youre telling
them not to do. When you diet, you are saying
no to the part of you that wants what it
wants. It feels deprived. (In essence a
child part of yourself.) The need to eat
becomes stronger. The answer is in the paradox
technique. Set the stage for eating
what you want. You will enjoy food more
and feel satisfied with less. Learn how
to eat your favorite foods without triggering
the two-year old in you.
2) Food Meditation Ever pass your freeway
exit when driving because youre in
a trance? In the same way, most people go
unconscious and pass the point
of satisfaction when they eat. Want to know
how to be truly fulfilled? For one thing,
slow down and learn to enjoy your food.
3) Body Talk-Your True Need Do the
cravings for sweets, fried food or fast
food keep coming back? When ice cream calls
you, turn to this technique to quiet the
voice. Do you crave food when youre
not even hungry? Do you eat when youre
bored, sad, happy, depressed and then wonder
why youre not satisfied? Then youre
an emotional eater. Want to find out what
will give you true gratification?
Is it comfort that you need? Perhaps a
constructive escape from stress? Take the
time to discover what will satisfy your
All of this sounds good but will it help
me lose weight? Your body knows what size
it should be. When you get your ego out
of the way and do what your body is showing
and telling you to do, it will find its
perfect natural size. Feel and look good.
Finally find happiness and comfort in your
own body at the size thats right for
you. You will never have to diet again!
How do I know what my natural body size
Goal-supporting behavior is the key, not
a magical number on the bathroom scale.
Eat and exercise moderately ninety percent
of the time. Dont worry about the
other ten percent. Then get on with living
and enjoying your life. You body will show
you the rest.
DrNikkiG Goldman Ph.D. may be contacted
Success for the Diet Dropout:Proven Strategies
for Women who Want to Stop Hating Their
Bodies. If diets dont work what does?
People need successful strategies. These
empowering and practical techniques will
rid the diet mentality and improve eating
habits, overall fitness & let the body
find its own natural size.