Diet Trapped

Diet Trapped

What does it mean?

It means you are eating nutrient-poor, calorie-rich foods that are providing too much of what your body doesn’t need from food and are a slave to the natural detoxification process that is “always” occurring in the form of cravings for foodstuffs that perpetuate the problem, among other uncomfortable symptoms that you experience whenever you are not eating.

Yeah, I know that’s very in your face, but hopefully you are seeing it as very insightful as well.

It doesn’t need to be that way, you don’t have to be diet trapped!

Diet Traps are myths the food and diet industries have taught us – like “a calorie is a calorie.” All calories are not created equal, maybe in terms of energy released in a Bomb Calorimeter (the most common device for measuring the heat of combustion or caloric value of a material). But our bodies treat them differently, depending on their “packaging.”

Diet traps are popular “common-sense” answers (like “eat less” often combined with “exercise more”) that seem innocuous and beneficial – and at face value make sense as a solution to overweight, but not if your diet is nutrient poor and your lifestyle is not balanced and healthy.

They’re false information we’ve been fed all our lives – like the idea that you have to eat meat and dairy every day to lose weight, grow and build strong bones and be healthy…

They’re short-term methods with negative long-term effects. Low-carb, low-cal and low-fat diets, where we manipulate nutrient and caloric concentrations in extreme ways, all fit into this category! Even if they masquerade as “lifestyles,” they’re still diet traps!

They’re tricks we think help us keep our weight down, but don’t – like using caffeine as an appetite suppressant only to overeat later, because we’ve confused our hunger signals and made ourselves sick.

They’re beliefs that sabotage our quality of life and our success – like thinking that weight is all about willpower, motivation or self-control. You can’t measure anyone’s will power or self-control by looking at their weight or when they are under the influence of nutrient-poor foods.

Diet Traps are tactics that induce unnatural weight loss or promote unhealthy, unsustainable weight management, because in most cases they keep us dependent on the nutrient-poor and nutrient-barren foods that are at the root of the problem.

Diet Traps snare not only our health and our self-esteem, but our ability to function well.  They keep us stuck.

They don’t free us from our food addictions or fulfill our complete nutrient needs.  They promise success and freedom, but rarely deliver. And the consequences are clear:  weight gain, disease, depression, sickness – and so many more.

Today, the “truth teller” approach is to point out all the “traps” and then sell you right back into one.  That is not going to happen here at especially when you get free of the ultimate diet trap–Eating nutrient poor!

Make the Switch to Rich.

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