2 Most Important Diet Rules

Lyle Mcdonald writes:

The problem in modern society is both

  1. Getting people to eat that way in the first place.
  2. Getting them to keep eating that way in the long-term.

And, in a lot of ways, ‘b’ is probably the more important of the two. Everybody knows that all diets will work in the short-term. Where dieting invariably fails for most people is in long-term adherence. People fall off the bandwagon for a variety of reasons.

He’s dead right.  The most important rules are the most basic.  Eat a good diet, and be consistent about it.

What constitutes a “good” diet?  Just about anything, as Lyle points out.  So long as you are exercising, and your calories are sufficiently low, you’re OK.  But, only if you stay with it.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by ncp09 on January 7, 2009 at 7:09 am

    I’m a new reader, but this may be interesting… I’m over 50 and used to be very fat, spent a lot of time as Vegan/ vegetarian, lost some weight but not a lot. Not enough excersise. Two years ago found I had Diverticulitus. Had to stick properly to a good diet. I’d been walking 4 miles 5 days a week for a few years. The weight FELL off me! Now the clincher, I’ve fallen slightly off the wagon a few imes (not seriously) But always when I’ve been ‘unhappy’. To keep to diet & excercise properly keep yourself HAPPY. And for me LIGHT helps a lot, even having extra candles at night helps.& get out into what daylight there is, even if like me you live in mid-Wales where light is often lacking because of cloud cover. Hope this is of some use.

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