By Brad Pilon, MS
achieve short term weight loss almost any way you like. You
can follow an extremely low carb diet, low fat, low cookie,
zero sugar?whatever. However this type of extreme dieting
cannot be sustained for very long and certainly won?t work for
lasting weight loss success (it?s just too boring and too
Lot?s of people have a story about being
on a complicated diet program at some point in their life, but
almost nobody has a story about a complicated diet program
they?re still on.
Almost all diet programs you can find on
the market are simply too difficult to follow long term,
they?re not practical and thus you and I will eventually give
up on them. And trust me, I?ve tried them all.
trick to true long term weight
loss success is a diet plan that is simple and easy
for you to follow.
A diet that requires you to make
major compromises to your food choices and social life is
doomed to fail. So are diets that have super complicated
?good? food and ?bad? food list.
Here is a simple checklist
of diet rules that are unnecessary and can be extremely
difficult to follow long term. Any diet that promotes any of
these rules is most likely to difficult to follow for long
term weight loss success:
- Specific Calorie Ratios, especially if
you need a calculator to follow the diet.
- Specific Meal Timing especially if it
includes waking up in the middle of the night to
- Strict Low Carbs or strict carbohydrate
- Strict Low Fat or strict fat
- Designing meals according to their
glycemic index or glycemic load
- Eating According to Your Blood Type,
Metabolic type, or zodiac sign.
- Any diet that has an extremely large
list of foods that are considered ?Bad?
- Any diet that has an extremely small
list of foods that are considered ?Good?
- A diet that incorporates any of the
above rules may work extremely well for short-term weight
loss, but will most likely be too difficult to follow for
long-term weight loss success.
For long-term weight loss success try to
find a diet that works for you, that is simple and that
contains the least amount of rules. As always I recommend Eat Stop Eat
because it works, and it?s easy, and it only has one simple
guideline to follow.
Brad Pilon is a nutrition
professional with over eight years experience working in the
nutritional supplement industry specializing in clinical
research management and new product development. Brad has
completed graduate studies in nutritional sciences
specializing in the use of short term fasting for weight
His trademarked book Eat Stop Eat has been
featured on national television and helped thousands of men
and women around the world lose fat without sacrificing the
foods they love. For more information on Eat Stop Eat, visit