Diets don't work.
In other recent news: We Landed on the Moon.
That diets don't work should be so stupidly obvious I feel like a moron even typing this, however, most people still really do believe that to lose weight you have to go on a diet and eat “diet food”.
That typical “diet food” actually makes people fat, even obese, in the first place won't enter into may peoples minds.
There are 3 basic premises of diets and they are all wrong and completely misguided.
1) To lose weight you have to go on a diet. After you lose the weight you can go off the diet.
“I lost the weight but as soon as I got off the diet I gained it all back!”
What? No! As soon as you started eating the foods that made you fat in the first place you got fat again? Incredulous!
2) You have to eat low calorie foods to lose weight.
This premise is so simple yet so incredibly wrong. If you eat low calorie foods you have to eat A LOT to get full. You need to be full to stop eating. If you aren't full you will keep eating. Low calorie foods will never leave you satisfied, instead you will feel ravenous and fall off the diet within a matter of weeks or days or hours.
Instead, you need HIGH CALORIE, NUTRITIONALLY DENSE, WHOLE FOODS. High calorie whole foods keep you satiated with less food so you do not need to snack or to keep constantly eating. Simple, right?
3) You have to eat diet foods to lose weight.
Diet sodas, low fat yogurt, fat free cookies, “heart healthy” cereals etc.. These types of foods are the biggest cause of obesity in the world which is why you see carts full of these types of foods belonging to obese people. Simple math right? 2+2=a fatter you.
Why the link hasn't been connected by people everywhere is a mystery. These foods aren't foods. They were foods once, then they were chemically processed and stripped of ALL nutritional value so they could be stored indefinitely and not go bad, then some nutrients were added back in and sold to a bigger, fatter you.
How to Lose Weight and Keep it off:
Stop eating junk food. If it doesn't go bad it isn't food. No exceptions.
Eat nutritionally dense whole foods: steaks, pork, chicken, eggs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice, butter, raw milk (if it hasn't been criminalized in your area by the FDA – think of the FDA as your new step-mommy that hates your guts and wants you out of the picture.
Their ‘advice' is not supposed to make you healthy and is to be avoided at all costs).
Think about the types of foods your grandparents and great-grandparents would eat and eat those foods.
Don't eat more than 3 times per day. Two is even better.
Eat this way for the rest of your life and exercise vigorously.
That's it. That's the no-nonsense way to not be fat. There is no “secret” celebrity method to losing 80 lbs in 3 minutes. To not be a fatass you have to stop eating like a fatass.