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Why a Diet Plan Will Often Fail

By David Allan

Around 50 million Americans set out on a diet plan in an effort to lose weight every year. However, of these, only 5 percent manage to achieve their weight goal and maintain it in the long-term, a worrying statistic given the serious physical and psychological consequences of obesity. Sadly, this means that it is likely that if you are reading this, you are one of the 95% who have failed in at least one weight loss attempt.

Why is this?

1) Diet plans frequently fall short in the nutritional information they provide.

2) Even if the nutritional information presented by a diet plan is scientifically sound, many do not address the realities of the psychological and practical difficulties that dieters will have to confront.

3) It is often the case that people will see a diet plan as a temporary strategy, after which their original patterns of eating can be readopted.

The key to permanent weight loss is a diet and exercise plan that is:

1) Scientifically sound.

2) Easy to follow and implement permanently.

Whilst the ‘golden rule’ of eating fewer calories than we consume is widely and rightly recognised as a legitimate scientific principle, it is clear from the massive failure rate of dieters that there is more to a successful diet plan than this. A diet plan can advocate this principle and yet be very unhealthy and impractical for the participant, and ultimately unsuccessful in its approach.

For a diet plan to be truly successful, it must adopt a nutritional approach which is conducive to weight loss (adhering to the ‘golden rule’), but also practically implementable and enjoyable.

The words ‘diet plan’ and ‘enjoyable’ would rarely feature in the same sentence for most people, but it’s one of the most important factors of success in a weight loss campaign. So many of us give up on our weight loss goals because of the hunger, cravings and tasteless foods of most diet plans, but it doesn’t have to be that way!

What if there was a diet plan that you could follow which didn’t require you to dedicate 90% of your head-space to follow and was actually enjoyable? That’s a diet plan that you could follow for the rest of your life, allowing you to successfully lose weight and keep it off!

Diet Plan, my website, is all about this. It contains dieting information that will enable you to lose weight quickly, safely and permanently. Please come and visit, I’d love to encourage you on your journey to your new body!

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Allan, David "Why a Diet Plan Will Often Fail." Why a Diet Plan Will Often Fail. 18 Oct. 2012. 18 Feb 2015 <>.

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Allan, D (2012, October 18). Why a Diet Plan Will Often Fail. Retrieved February 18, 2015, from

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