What is a diet?
We thought you may like to know the full meaning of the word ‘diet’ as it is one of the most used words in weight loss, so here we go!
Diet means the type of food that you eat daily.
A diet is also a structured way of eating and drinking for health and weight control. The word ‘diet’ comes from the Latin word ‘diaeta’ which means ‘a way of living,’ food to be eaten.
What is the purpose of food?
Food is that which is eaten to sustain life, provide energy and promote the growth and repair of tissues. The word ‘food’ comes from the Old English word ‘foda’ meaning nourishment.
Faddy and crash diets are an attempt to reduce weight quickly by eating very limited foods. They can only be followed for a short while, before they are abandoned. Usually whatever is lost will quickly go back on, taking you back to square one.
A diet that doesn’t make you feel irritable or bad tempered
Your diet should be balanced to give you increased energy and well-being. Not only is it miserable for you to feel irritable and bad tempered but also miserable for those around you!
Feeling hungry and battling with cravings
With the right weight loss diet, you should only be feeling hungry towards your next meal, your taste buds should be changing and you should feel the benefits of your new way of eating.
Addressing the factors that are causing you to have a weight problem
It is really a matter of pinpointing where you run into trouble and what triggers you to eat the wrong foods. Each one of these things would need to be addressed, otherwise you will find it difficult to lose weight, let alone maintain your weight.
To really be in control of one’s weight often requires some lifestyle changes. We help people to do this, with a step- by- step approach in a way that is comfortable for them. We completely understand the trials and tribulations of losing and maintaining weight!