When anyone new ever embarks on this way of eating, I would always start by saying that they have to be able to sustain these changes for life. Not just for 3 or 6 months, but for the rest of the foreseeable future and if they don't think they can, then this perhaps isn't the right dietary choice for them.
Research has proven that our body has a natural weight it likes. That means that, when we stop "being careful" our body goes back to its original weight and shape. In order to achieve and then improve or simply maintain the look we are after, we must pick a good plan and then stick with it. And there are ways to make this happen quickly.
The underlying problem is that for women over 40, exercise ALONE is not enough to cause weight loss. This is not true for men. And it's less true for women under 40. But if you ask most women over 40, they will tell similar stories of exercise programmes that no longer delivered the goods when it came to weight loss.
"I've been sticking to the diet perfectly for weeks, but I'm STILL not seeing any progress. What's wrong with me?" Sound familiar? It certainly does to me, ranking high in my top ten questions I'm asked on a daily basis. Nine times out of ten, this is down to one significant issue with said 'perfect' diet: you are eating more than you think you are.
From the Atkins diet to the Dukan plan and every diet in between, people are increasingly learning that carbohydrates are the anti-christ when it comes to weight loss, but is this the case?