Why Non-personalized Diets Aren’t As Effective

30 Apr 2018

In the advent of modern technology, it’s very easy to hook up your computer to the nearest Wi-Fi hub and search “how to lose weight fast” on google. Information and tips on weight loss are among the most-searched terms on every search engine (and the numbers rise during every turn of the year). While you could find some solid advice on the internet, there’s always the question on whether or not sticking to a random, one-size-fits-all diet plan could work for you. Here’s why non-personalized diets aren’t as effective:

• Everyone is unique

What’s good for someone else might not be good for you. As Eran Elinav, an immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel once said: “The same dietary advice cannot be good for everyone because we are all different.”

• People don’t usually know the amount of nutrition they need

Most dieters tend to choose between proteins, carbs and fats – oftentimes eliminating one or two (in highly dangerous cases, they eliminate everything). What they don’t understand is that they need a perfect balance of the three (tailored according to what their body needs) in order to make their diet work.

• Having free reign could mean more chances of deviating

Diet strategies such as calorie counting are open to multiple chances of failure… Plenty of dieters out there modify their diets according to whatever they feel is necessary. For example, they could have an entire bar of chocolate or two slices of cake because the calorie allowance permits it – and they might feel like doing this everyday simply because they could.

• Non-personalized dieters are more likely to give up on weight loss

Some people lose weight, others actually end up gaining it all despite sticking to a well-thought-out routine. Non-personalized dieters could change weight loss strategies again and again only to find that nothing works for them, and this often leads to demotivation. Because of this, plenty of dieters give up, thinking they’re destined to live unhealthily for the rest of their lives.

• Health Risks are High

Think of it this way: Person A lost weight by trying a certain diet she found on the internet. She gives Person B advice on how to follow the diet programme, thinking it would help with managing her weight and anemia. Person B, however, found that the strategies didn’t work for her and her anemia worsened. This brings us back to our first point: what’s good for someone else might not be good for you.

It’s always best to be sure about whether or not a diet plan could work for you. Personalized diet plans like the Cohen Diet gives people the benefit of eliminating guess work and maximizing the amount of nutrition they get from their food, allowing them to lose weight safely and to achieve a healthier sense of well-being.

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