Want To Lose Weight? Why The Top 8 Diets Don’t Work


Want To Lose Weight? Why The Top 8 Diets Don’t Work

 Do you wonder why we’re saying the Top 8 Weight Loss Diets don’t work when everyone else says they do?


How many times have you tried to lose weight and failed? Most women try at least 10 times in their lives to seriously lose weight. If these diets worked, why keep trying? We’re not going to say the diets below don’t work at all. They do work in the short-term – if you’re faithful and stick with these diets, you will lose weight.


There’s always a but… Even though these diets can help you lose weight, they don’t address the real core issue – why you gained weight in the first place. It’s not just a matter of overeating or being lazy.  Most of these diets work on restriction or starvation, depriving your body of what you need. You’re starving, you need more food and nutrients. These diets simply are too hard, too bland, too restrictive.

If you’re looking at what really works to lose weight and keep it off for the long-term, you have to look at supporting your body and giving it what it needs. You need to focus on making sure your gut works properly. Effective weight loss means getting real with people – you can’t just cut out stuff and expect to lose weight. If you get the proper nutrition from your food, you won’t crave snacks. If your gut works properly with the right probiotics in your system, you can digest your food thoroughly and absorb essential nutrients. If you eat foods that support your unique body, you’ll have energy, happiness, and strength. And you need to work with somebody who knows what they’re talking about, not just some coach or worker that had one day of nutrition training and was hired to give you the same old information before moving on to the next person. That’s why we want you to give us a call and talk to somebody and find out what your options are and what could really work for you.

Now, let’s look at the diets.

Mediterranean Diet

Tasty, filled with healthy fats, and richly flavored with herbs and spices – the Mediterranean diet is a wonderful plant-based, vegetable-rich diet. When done properly, it’s excellent for your health.
But, most people don’t do it correctly. This isn’t a diet filled with pasta and breads, despite the popular (yet wrong) idea of Italian cuisine. The Mediterranean diet is virtually gluten-free and dairy-free, which is very hard for many people. 

The biggest slip-up is introducing bread and pasta back into your diet. And, many do this because they don’t find this diet very filling.

Keto and Other Low-Carb Diets

Lower carb diets are good, but severely restricted carbohydrate diets are not healthy long-term. It’s supposed to be mainly low-carb vegetables, animal protein and healthy fats – it’s not a diet filled with meat, fat, or processed foods. 

Following keto properly requires extreme dedication, control over your food, and a willpower of iron. And you cannot slip up or you’ll feel miserable. You cannot go back to eating bread and pasta and high carbs or you’ll put all the weight right back on.


This medical diet focuses on people who eat too much salt and have high blood pressure or other lifestyle diseases. The idea of the diet is good, but it fails because most people find it so boring and it doesn’t address all the other issues related to the Standard American Diet. Just because salt is eliminated, it doesn’t mean your blood pressure will be controlled with this plan.

Food should be exciting, tasty, and healthy, and yes, you can have all three simultaneously. But the DASH diet does not deliver on taste or results.

WW (Formally Weight Watchers) Diet

This is one of the oldest and most successful diet companies globally. The point system is easy to understand but not really practical for everyday use. And unfortunately, millions of women gain the weight right back. 

Coaching and meetings are the best features, but you could get the same support from your friends and family. Their coaches are often members who lost weight and don’t have the training or experience to know why you are losing weight, what’s healthy about the diet, or what the signs are if something is going wrong. Most people do very well while having (paying for) support, but once you’re on your own, you tend to gain the weight back. 

Low-Fat Diets

Low-fat diets are still around even though they don’t work, have never worked, and most people absolutely hate them.

Fats are an essential part of our health, and our diet should be filled with healthy fats that come from fruits, vegetables, and whole cuts of meat. (They should not come from processed foods.)

The sudden spike over the past 40 years of diabetes, high cholesterol, and hormonal issues, especially in women, attributes in part to low-fat dieting and the obsessive need to cut fats out of your diet.

Veganism/Vegetarianism (and the variations) Diets

A diet comprised mostly of fruits and vegetables is exceptionally healthy and provides many health benefits. However, a diet comprised only of fruits and vegetables is nutrient deficient and damaging in the long term. 

Short-term studies claim they make people healthier. But, long-term studies show people require significant supplementation for vitamin B12, iron, calcium, proteins, and fats. 

And with the excessive focus on processed, artificial meats – you know the ones that are making all the headlines recently – ones packed with chemicals, sugar, and preservatives – vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more unhealthy and higher in carbohydrates than the Standard American Diet. 

Intermittent Fasting

IF can be a powerful way to not only lose weight but it also has many healing benefits.  Did you know that when your body doesn’t have food coming in, it uses damaged cells for energy?  That’s called autophagy and can have a profound healing effect.

But IF Fasting can be difficult to maintain and it’s not for everyone.  If you’ve tried intermittent fasting and did not lose weight and did not feel well, then it probably wasn’t for you.

Paleo Diet

Eat as your ancestors would! Most of the foods our ancestors ate are no longer available for us, and with the food distribution system we have today, we don’t need to.

This diet is focused on fruits and vegetables and whole cuts of meat. It eliminates processed foods and much of the sugar and artificial chemicals added. Those are all good, but then is it really a special diet?

If we burst your diet bubble, you’re not alone. Many women find these diets attractive because they promise miracles if you just follow what they say. But, in the long-term, these top weight loss diets fail.

If you want to learn more about what really works and how to keep the weight off long-term, we recommend you call us. We can talk you through some of the options and what it would mean to your health to be able to keep the weight off long-term.

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