By the end of college, I had gained about 20 pounds. Part of that was because I was super skinny in high school, and could stand to put on some womanly weight, haha. During those four years, though, it was hard to see the number on the scale go higher and higher. To combat those numbers, I went through different seasons of calorie counting in hopes of reaching my goal weight.
I didn't skip meals, Lord knows I couldn't, and I definitely didn't over do it with exercise. But I'd yo-yo with my weigh...
Yup, I said it, they just don't work. Now, why would I, as someone who is studying over 100 different types of diets, say that diets don't work? Don't worry, I'll explain, and at the end of it all, I'll give you four ways to achieve your health goals! ;)
So to begin, the statistics show that 95% of people who do a diet for a given period of time, gain back the weight they lost within 5 years or less.
I suppose you could say they work temporarily, but not long term.