How many diet books have you read and then abandoned in disgust? How many times have you been ofered a tempting dish only to say "NO" and feel frustated, or "YES" and feel guilty? Diets tend to make us fel deprived and depressed. We follow the dier and avoid the "bad-for-you-foods", only to be tempted once too often, eat something we feel we shouldn't, feel guilty and you guessed it, go off the diet.
While diets can cause our weight to fluctuate, often our pattern of eating doesn't change and as a resut, our health suffers. There are also physical reasons why extreme diets don't work. such dieting slows our metabolism (the rate we burn up kilojoules) and stops weight loss.