When speaking of weight loss, how many times have you heard someone say, "Women love dieting?" I'm sure if you think hard enough you will come up with one instance where you have heard that. Whether you are a male or female, you have surely heard that said. You may even be the one who has said it.
Do you really believe that women love dieting? I don't know of any women alive who loves the stress of weight loss. Nor do I know of women who love looking in the mirror and not being satisfied with the way she looks. Now, ask yourself again, Do women love dieting? I bet the answer would not be yes, if it was before.
For women, weight loss and dieting is something that is done once we are unhappy with the condition that our bodies are in. Whether we are trying to lose 5-10 or 25-30, it is all the same. We diet when we want to lose weight. Especially, after child birth. Women become obsessed with losing the "baby weight." They will do just about any type of diet to lose the weight even if it is damaging to their bodies. The problem with this type of dieting is having to decide once the weight is gone, do you stick with the diet or move on.
That is a huge problem with fad diets and diet pills. Once the desired weight is lost, women tend to go back into their old eating habits and begin to put back on the weight. Weight loss problems then become a vicious cycle for women.
Could there be something wrong with the way women go about losing weight? Is dieting really necessary to lose weight? Is there a such diet that will help women lose weight without making them become someone else while on it. Will they still be the same person mentally throughout the diet and afterwards?
Why do women have to diet? Why can't eating healthy foods, staying away from high fructose corn syrup, getting adequate amounts of exercise and sleep be enough to lose weight and keep it off? Or, is doing those things considered a diet also? Why does the word "diet" have to be such a four letter word? It has become so offensive in ways.
I heard a woman just recently in a restaurant scold the man she was with because he asked her if she was dieting. I'm not sure what his thoughts behind the question were, but it was clear that she didn't like the accusation of dieting.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that, "just eating right can be your diet." Think of it that way. The next time someone asks, "Are you dieting for weight loss?", you just nod and say, "No, I am just eating a healthy diet."