So why are diets so popular? Well, they paint a picture of health which makes it seem like the only way we will reach that standard is to buy into that specific diet. Diets are attractive because they promise us quick desirable results with minimal effort. But are they that effective? Unfortunately, in most cases, No.
Diets are short term solutions which result in short-lived results. What has proven to work more effectively are tailored dietary guidelines as prescribed to you by a professional in nutrition. It takes time, consistency and commitment to a lifestyle change to achieve lasting results.
Dieting and the associated culture aren’t so much invested in your health as it is invested in making money out of you. The dieting industry preys on people’s insecurities and then exploits that to gain popularity and capital.