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Avoid the “bad” diets

As a healthcare provider interested in giving more people the benefit of a chiropractic lifestyle, I can tell you that regardless of the diet, and there are so many (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, keto…), the common thread, as it pertains to weight loss, is reduced caloric intake. What is different can be how you feel while you are on it and thus how easy it is to be compliant with it. But if you lose weight, it is because your caloric intake was less than what your body is burning. It really is that simple. So which is the best diet for you? What are the “bad ones” to avoid? That isn’t really the right question, I’m afraid. With all the benefits of the different diets, the most important question is one people typically don’t ask themselves: “Is this a diet I can stay on for the rest of my life? Or is it just a matter of time before I go back to the starting point with my own dietary tendencies (and extra pounds and loss of benefits)?

This becomes a question of taste, cost, satisfaction, time commitment, and family support. But it should be obvious that if you achieve results from a special diet but then go off the diet, you are going to sacrifice the results you worked so hard to achieve. Unless your whole family will benefit and want to participate, you’re now doubling your effort to prepare meals. And unless you have learned something that will change what you inevitably revert back to, what is the point?

So, ultimately, the real question is, “What will this dieting experience teach me that I can incorporate for the rest of my life?” That is the only reason I can think of to go on a special diet for a limited time.

Ahhhhhh… now we’re talking…. What is it that you really need to know? Call me. Let’s talk. I am a Rocklin Chiropractor. I’m easy to talk to. 🙂

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