Is it just me, or do you guys read some bloggers who strongly tout their way of losing weight as THE way, the ONLY way, and think that they're a little full of it? I mean, I get it if, after many years of trying to lose weight, you finally stumble upon a plan that works for you, and of course you want to shout it from the rooftops because SUCCESS, but come on now. Everyone is different. Some body types respond one way to a specific diet, while others go in the opposite direction. It's ridiculous to think that the entire population can follow one particular diet and everyone will lose weight. And I especially don't like it when bloggers spout off scientific evidence as to why their diet is what we all should be following. Science, schmience. According to the diet rules, 3,500 calories equals one pound, and if you reduce your caloric intake by 3,500 calories per week, that means you should lose one pound per week...but anyone who's ever followed a diet plan to a T knows that isn't always the case.
So again, I say, if it works for you, great. I'm happy for you, truly I am. But your diet isn't the only winner out there.
My irritation at these diet pushers is the reason why I don't like to give a lot of diet advice on this blog. Over the years, I've been asked many times exactly how I managed to lose weight, what diet I followed, and how can it be replicated. The answer is, it can't be replicated - well, not exactly. I mean, you can lose weight just like I did. But it's up to how your body responds to what you do that is going to show you results.
I'm not perfect in how I lost the weight, nor in how I've managed my maintenance...I'm a flawed human being, after all, not a robot. I'm still trying to figure out how to balance living a fun life with keeping my portions and treats under control. They say practice makes perfect but I guess I'm not practicing hard enough, haha.
So after saying all of this, the most simple diet advice I can give you is to recommend that you find a way to eat that you can sustain even after you've hit your weight loss goals. Because as we all know, if you do XX to lose weight but then go back to eating like you did before the diet, well...before too long, you're gonna need to go on another diet again.