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The Biggest Reason Why Weight-Loss Diets Don’t Work

If you’ve tried weight-loss diets and haven’t managed to keep the weight off, you probably don’t feel very good about it. But don’t be too critical of yourself. You’re fighting a losing battle. Approximately 95% of people who lose pounds from a weight-loss diet gain it all back within one to five years after finishing the diet.

And they blame themselves for the failure.

Here is the main reason that weight-loss diets don’t work.

The Focus Should Be on Progress – Not Perfection

How many times have you seen marketing for weight-loss diets, telling you something like “you can lose 30 lbs in 30 days”, and that features an image of a bikini-clad model with a perfect figure and flawless skin?

The problem is the image of that nearly-impossible-to-achieve body. It makes anything less feel like a failure.

The really sad part is, maybe you lost 15 pounds in 30 days, and not the full 30. But, because you “failed”, you let all that progress go as you sink into your tub of ice cream for comfort. 

But you lost 15 pounds! That’s progress. Losing anything is progress for those who feel all they can do is gain weight. 

Yes, the example is a simplification. But the point is, as a way to relieve you of your hard-earned money, weight-loss diet proponents sell an image of perfection that is impossible for the vast majority of us. 

If you want healthy, manageable weight loss, remember, that starts with health. Once you’re looking after your health, like with a Herbal One Diet Plan designed especially for you, then you’ve taken your first step to healthy weight loss. Progress! Now you just need to take the next step. Call a Herbal One location near you today.

If you enjoyed this post, check out our recent article “How to Lose Weight by Not Focusing on Weight Loss”.


If you have any questions or concerns, stop by, call, or email your Herbal One centre and our qualified counsellors will be happy to give you tips and some great ideas that will help reach your weight loss goals.

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