Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

May 23, 2023

If you’ve been questioning why your diet isn’t working… keep reading. Over the last 8 weeks we’ve dug into 10 reasons your diet isn’t working, but this week it’s all about the number one reason your diet isn’t working. It’s not a custom diet for you.

Before you say “I don’t want to pay for a custom meal plan,” hang in there. I’m not here to sell you on a custom meal plan, I am here to tell you how to take individual healthy habits and build a custom diet for yourself.

The truth is, a diet shouldn’t be about a meal plan, a type of eating style or limiting yourself from certain foods… it’s about building long-term healthy habits that work for you.

A diet should take you into a lifestyle that is SUSTAINABLE, and that’s where these pre-made meal plans, specific eating styles, etc, ultimately fail for so many people.

Every single person on earth is a unique individual. This means that no matter what, no one else has the exact same functioning body.

Over the last 8 weeks, we’ve talked about many different factors that make up a diet. We didn’t talk about stress levels, family history, or current season of life. That’s because everything we’ve talked about over the last 8 weeks is here to work with that.

What To Consider When Looking at A Diet

Before jumping into a new diet, here are the things to take into consideration:

  • Is it sustainable (will I give up after 2 days)
  • What is your source (your friends neighbors brother? A dietician?)
  • Is it realistic for your current season (do you even have time to prepare food, can you afford it, etc)
  • Is it realistic for your body? (can your body handle the food you’re going to eat?)
  • Will it help you reach your goals (if your goal is to be more toned but you are limiting your protein intake, that’s a problem!)
  • What are your goals? (lose weight, get fit, body re-composition, just be healthier?)
  • What will you do when it’s done? (is there even an end date)
  • What lifestyle changes are you making along with changes on your plate? It’s not just one or the other.

All of the different factors we talked about will play a part, but a diet won’t work if it isn’t built for you. It needs to be sustainable, realistic and built for your individual body.

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Kristin Longacre

Hey There, I’m Kristin, a gluten-free nutrition coach helping gluten-free families adjust to their new lifestyle.

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