The Best Reason to Go on a Diet

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Dieting is a trend that most people do not fully understand. A basic and simple definition would be that diet is only one of many methods to accomplish the goal of losing weight. When you decide to lose weight or decide to start a diet, the first thing to ask yourself is why? What is your primary reason for wanting to lose weight? The answer is vital to get motivated and to not lose track of your goal.


Generally, there are two types of factors that are apparent to most people who decide to go on a diet: long-term (lifestyle change) diet and short-term (vanity) diet.

Long-term lifestyle diets would be highly effective if it is done in small increments of weight loss and exercise. Intake of food must be reduced and more focused only on the healthy ones while exercise is maintained on a regular basis. This type is not complex and does not cause significant amount of suffering as long as you commit to meeting your goal.

A vanity-type diet, on the other hand, is a quick one. You eat very little and exercise strenuously to be able to meet your goal of losing a number of pounds in a very short span of time. People usually opt to do this "crash diet" when they get invited on weddings, class reunions, or other social gatherings. This type is quite unhealthy and will most likely make you ill afterwards.

Apart from these two, there are tons of other types of diet that you can commit to. Always consider your reason and your health care professional's insights about it. Don't blindly go into a diet that you are not knowledgeable of as the effects may eventually cause you to lose sight of your way to a healthy weight loss.


Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com. Rockwell Nutrition is a leading online retailer of Pharmax probiotics.

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