Why 95% of Diets Fail

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James Breese

Everyday Athlete. Founder of @strengthmatters. Love snowboarding, cricket, Manchester United, the mountains, coffee and trail running.

In today’s episode, we’re diving into the critical issue of why 95% of diets fail. If you’ve ever struggled with weight regain post-diet, this episode is a must-listen.

Join us as we unravel the secrets to sustainable weight loss and explore strategies that actually work in the long run. Press play to discover the keys to a healthier, happier you!

It’s not that we don’t have a weight loss problem; we have a weight regain problem.

Josh Kennedy

Timeline Summary:
01:19Unsustainable Diets 03:42The Matador Principle 04:37Maintenance is Key 06:46The Challenge of Coming Off a Diet 07:29Advice for Trainers and Coaches
Key Takeaways:
  • Weight Regain, Not Weight Loss, is the Real Problem: Most diets lead to temporary weight loss followed by regain.
  • Restrictive Diets are Unsustainable: Overly restrictive eating leads to eventual binging and weight regain.
  • Importance of Knowing Your Maintenance Calories: Understanding and maintaining your calorie needs is crucial for long-term weight management.
  • The Matador Principle for Sustainable Weight Loss: Intermittent calorie restriction can lead to more sustainable weight loss.
  • Maintenance Over Restriction: Learning to maintain weight loss is often harder than losing weight.
  • High Energy Flux Method: Incorporating increased daily activities can aid in sustainable weight management.
  • Customization is Key: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to dieting and weight loss.
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The hardest part is coming off the diet and maintaining it over the long haul.

James Breese

Most diets are unsustainable… That’s why we see a 95% failure rate.

James Breese

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