I’m on a 90-day wonder diet. Thus far, I’ve lost 45 days.~Author Unknown
Dieting for the sake of dieting is a waste of time. A diet has to prove itself if you are to use it for a long period of time. If a diet doesn’t work, if you don’t lose any weight in the first 1-2 weeks, get off that diet immediately and search for a better one.
There is one caveat to the above mentioned rule. If you used lots of crash diets or unhealthy diets before trying this diet, it is more likely than not that the diet is good but you have destroyed your metabolism. A slow metabolism make weight loss very hard.
We humans are very nostalgic. If a diet worked once, we tend to use it again and again, even if the results we get alter are very poor. This isn’t a good way to approach weight loss. If a diet used to work but it doesn’t work for you anymore, stop using it. The circumstances under which it worked are gone, and you need a new weight loss approach to get new weight loss results.
A really dumb idea is the reuse a diet that helped you lose weight, and once you were off it you gain all the lost weight back plus some. That is the hallmark of a truly unhealthy diet. Using it again and again will have only one long term effect: you being fatter and more miserable than ever. If you ever trick yourself into using such a diet, once your eyes are opened, never again use it. Promise me that.