There are lots of reasons why people gain weight. It’s affected by age, gender, ethnicity, residence, job, job status, family status, financial health, athletic aptitude, pregnancy, stress, overall health…
Therefore it really doesn’t work to say how every individual should go about losing weight, what diet they should be on, or how many times a day, where, why a person should eat. Especially it doesn’t work to promise that if they do A, B will occur. A person’s body is very complicated.
For instance, I gained about 80 pounds in 12 months without knowing why. Whenever I tried to lose weight, I’d run into nowhere. Then I talked to a functional doctor who did tons of bloodwork on me. He discovered my body had dangerous amounts of inflammation causing uric acid. He stated it was nearly impossible for me to lose weight with my body in this state and that no particular diet would work for me. I needed to eliminate all inflammatory foods till I found the culprits specific to me. He stated that it could easily be tomatoes, eggs, green peppers, or milk. Hardly “unhealthy” suspects but they could be causing me to be overweight.
SO next time someone tells you what to do to lose weight, just remember, there is no one size fits all and as well-meaning as they may be, you owe it to yourself to find what works for you.
My personal advice: don’t ignore financial, emotional, spiritual, and other areas of your physical health. Try to find balance and health in your whole life. A lot of times, we eat in a response to stress trying to compensate for other places we’re dysfunctional. If that’s you, embrace and fix the reason you’re eating. That will get you off to a much stronger place fighting your food battles.