March 11, 2017
All temporary diets have a rebound effect. Lost weight is regained
During a few weeks, the Mediterranean Diet Team has been interviewing diet followers in many countries. The main conclusions we have reached are the following ones:
1) There is not any temporary diet that can solve the obesity problem.
2) There is not any unbalanced diet that can solve this condition. All of them have to be temporary, or you would die.
3) All temporary diets have a rebound effect. After completing them, lost weight is regained extremely fast.
4) There is not any successful diet that are not the result of a sound conviction
5) There is not any effective and permanent diet that are not associated to healthy habits.
6) There is not any successful diet that is not associated to exercise and activity.
7) There is not any healthy diet that is not based in lots of fruit and vegetables.
8 ) There is not a really healthy diet that is not based in natural products.
9) There is not an effective diet than keeps sodas and artificial drinks.
10) There is not a healthy diet that contains more than two or three portions a week of meat products.
Food industry against gastronomic culture
Globalization and food industry has eliminated from all nations what there used to be healthy regional diets. Mediterranean Diet is not a popular culture any more.
Nowadays, if you want to follow what fifty years ago was the commonly practiced diet by the Mediterranean people, and later recognized as the best diet in the World, you have to be permanently alert about what you eat and especially about what you buy. Mediterranean Diet is not a diet for poor people any more. But its advantages are that you will spend all the invested money only in food, not in food gurus that bring fad diet to you with the only purpose to enrich themselves.
Economic crisis is not going to help. The cheapest products generally are the most industrialized ones. But they that usually are not the healthiest ones. Natural food items (they do not have to be ecological) are more expensive than the manufactured ones. Nevertheless, they are not so expensive as many miracle pharmacy products that promise you to improve your figure (What about your health?). Obesity is not an esthetic problem only. It is the mother of all diseases.