Why Dieting is the Worst Way to Lose Weight
No to fat, yes to muscle!
“I believe this distinction in words is crucial, but just to play devil's advocate, let's assume that diet and nutrition program mean exactly the same thing. There's still a huge problem with the diet alone approach, and therefore, why 99 percent of the entire weight loss industry is wrong: Diet is only one of the elements needed for a leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier body. There are other elements that most people are missing.” The full name of Venuto’s book is Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World. "Dieting might improve your health. On the other hand, depending on your approach to ‘diet,’ it might destroy your health. Dieting is not always healthy. Nutrition and training together is a sure-fire pathway to health. Weight loss diets fail 80-95 percent of the time. Not because they don't take the weight off, but because they rarely keep it off. Most dieters relapse. Drug addicts and alcoholics in rehab have a higher success rate than that. Exercise and an active lifestyle are vital for long term weight loss maintenance. The right kind of exercise is also vital for re-shaping your body.”