One Diet Does Not Fit All
March 3, 2022
Jade Kerr

With obesity becoming a growing concern, around 42% of adults worldwide are trying to lose weight. Everybody goes about this in different ways, while some people prefer to burn more calories by working out and exercising, others prefer taking in fewer calories and applying various food restrictions to their day-to-day life. Most people often prefer the latter option, as it seems easier, and more adaptable for those with a busy lifestyle who don’t feel they could fit in time to exercise.

 

As with most things in life, the diet industry is essentially a business. With a plethora of companies developing and supporting diet plans, and a whole nother array of weight-loss supplement manufacturers, it really is about the money. So the next time you see the next new fad diet, even if the marketing seems perfect, remember that it may not be the perfect one for you. Finding the right diet that suits you can be tricky; there are just so many out there. Low carb or no carb, low sugar or no sugar. Atkins, Keto, Weight Watchers, or Slimming World. Each diet has its own unique selling point, and each with testimonies to support them. And just because one appeals to you the most, it doesn’t mean your body will agree with it too.

 

Overhead view of young Asian woman using fitness plan mobile app on smartphone to tailor make her daily diet meal plan

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Remember that your body is unique, in the same way, that some people have allergic reactions to some foods, our bodies, and our guts react to all foods differently. We all have different metabolisms too. So a group of ten random people could eat the exact same meal, and each one’s body could react differently. What worked for your friend, neighbor, or colleague, might not work for you. So you need to find what’s best for you and your body. That being said, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both eating habits and exercise need to be maintained. Even once you’ve found the style of diet that works for you, it may help to take some weight off, but it doesn’t compensate for the lack of exercise. Exercising regularly helps to keep you fit and healthy and reduce the risk of various diseases. Remember, before you undertake any new diet schedule or exercise regime, consult a medical professional to check that it’s the right path for you.

 

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