It’s 2018, and odds are you’re ready to make a New Year’s resolution. One of the most common resolutions is to go on a diet and to lose weight, but this rarely lasts. While people who diet may see short-term results, the majority end up putting the weight back on later in the year. Instead of making a resolution to lose weight, you should consider making a resolution to eat intuitively.
Why Losing Weight Shouldn’t be a Resolution
There are hundreds of different diets out there that are meant to help you lose weight. Few of these diets consider what impact their advice will have over the long-term. Studies have shown that you are statistically likely to put back on whatever weight you lost on your diet.
The Journal of the American Dietetic Association published research involving 80 obese women who were chronic dieters. Half of them were put on a “normal” diet. Roughly 40 percent of dieters ended up quitting the diet over time, failing to lose weight. Although many of them lost weight over the short-term, they regained that weight and even gained more weight in some cases over the long-term.
Learn to Eat Intuitively
Eating intuitively involves ignoring what you’ve learned about how many calories you should eat and what’s good for you and what isn’t. It’s all about learning how to listen to your body’s needs and fulfilling those needs with the food choices you make.
For example, if you’re trying to decide between an apple and a candy bar, think about what your body is feeling. It may need fiber and vitamin C or it may need sugar. Make your choice based on how your body feels, not what you know about the flavor or nutrition factors of the food.
Instead of going on a diet that only works for a few months, make a resolution to learn how to eat intuitively. Doing so is more likely to result in a healthier lifestyle and a positive body image. To learn about more health tips, visit us at The Benefits Store today.