frustrated weight loss scaleAt Pilates 1901 we are committed to your best health and well being.  We specialize in strong, lean bodies and help our clients achieve healthy, lasting fat loss even when they have failed in the past.  Our clients results speak for themselves.  

But just how are we so successful?  We know that nothing will change in our bodies unless and until we change the way we think.  When we become aware of our thoughts, we can then change our behaviors.

One of the most stubborn thoughts we work on first, is banishing the concept of fat loss by “dieting.”   In fact, at Pilates 1901, the last thing we want you to associate your transformation with is going on a “diet.”  That’s because “diets” just don’t work, and in many instances, cause great harm to a body. 

Here are our “Top 10 Reasons Not to ‘go’ on a Diet”

The only thing growing faster than the $65 billion diet industry is the American waistline. If you think your goal is to GO on a Diet, the only place I guarantee you will go….is up in weight.

It’s a Fact – Diets will only make you fatter.

When it comes to the latest in Diet fads, we are quite gullible and easily tempted by a Diet’s empty promised. Reason being….the diet industry KNOWS we are in search of the “quick fix” and will only play with our emotions – our desperation for the quickest way to relieve looking and feeling fat.

Diets are nothing more than a Temporary Solution with many lingering, negative side effects.

1. Diets Do NOT Work!
Have you noticed a pattern yet? Dieters lose weight, then quickly regain it. Over time, studies show if you diet you are more likely to be overweight than people who eat normally and make small gradual changes to their lifestyle.

2. Dieting can be dangerous
Each year dieting is related to injuries and sudden deaths from electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, and heart arrhythmia’s. Weight cycling, or yo-yoing weight, is associated with higher death rates.

3. Dieting Destroys your Metabolism

When you restrict what you eat, you are causing your weight to quickly cycle up and down. The reason you lose weight quickly is the fact that you are not eating enough. This causes your body to lose water weight and lean muscle. If you are losing more than 3-4 pounds a week, you can be sure this is what is happening. As you lose lean muscle, your metabolism also slows. You cannot survive very long on very low calories (1200 or less) and eventually will eat more – with a slower metabolism. All those excess calories will be stored as fat – causing rapid weight gain.

4. Dieting is Exhausting!
Diets are typically reduced calorie fad disguised by the latest clever gimmick. Not eating enough or cutting out certain food groups means your body may not be getting the energy it needs, or may lack certain nutrients. You will feel exhausted and moody.

5. Dieting disrupts normal eating
Dieting can lead to binge eating, overeating and chaotic eating patterns. It is common for dieters override their internal signals, trying too use willpower or resist the urge to eat or going as far as taking appetite suppressants. This results in the dieter being unable to know when they are hungry or when they’re full.

shutterstock_106687811(1)6. Dieting can lead to eating disorders

Experts state that the high rates of eating disorders in the U.S. are due in part to people dieting, losing weight, rebounding, and becoming chronic dieters.

7. Dieting causes food Obsessions

Those who diet and deprive themselves spend more time thinking about food and their weight.

8. Dieting diminishes women
Dieting reduces women to objects, with attention focused on their appearance, and keeps them playing the anticipation game. It subverts dreams and ambitions. It erodes confidence and self-respect.

9. Dieting intensifies size prejudice
Dieters are more judgmental of themselves and others.

10. Diets put your life on hold

Does this sound familiar….”I’ll be happy when I weigh ______”

Live the life you want now. Accept and respect yourself as you are. Don’t wait for improvement. You deserve the best — now.

Take responsibility and take back control of your life. Decide to be happy now and do what it takes to live a lifestyle that reflects your priorities.


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