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.


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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