FEB 25, 2019 3:35 PM PST

How Diets Fail Us

WRITTEN BY: Abbie Arce
If you’ve ever started a diet plan, you are well aware of how difficult that can be. Most people who successfully lose weight eventually gain it back. Why is it so hard to maintain lower body weight and what can we do to ensure weight loss success?
 
 
We always hear that diet and exercise are the best ways to approach weight loss. The following video suggests that as we age, it might be best to move away from that concept towards one where we focus on healthy behaviors to improve our health.
 

Throughout human evolution, there was a time when she was much more scarce. This is how hormonal signals from the brain to avoid starvation were developed. The hunger response was developed for survival. Now that food is readily available, this response has begun to backfire.

 
In the above video neuroscientist, Sandra Aamodt discusses why diets fail and why mindfulness may be the best response to this complex problem.
 
 
About the Author
  • Abbie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with an interest in all things health-science. She has recently graduated with her BS in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Barry University in Miami. Next, she intends to earn an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology.
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