Why are diets so hard? One major reason is that we link dieting with not having fun. We go hungry. We eat foods that do not taste good. We give up social time with friends because we are on a diet. Ugh!
One of the major research findings in my just released new book, The Boomer Generation Diet, is that this is the recipe for diet failure. The research is now very strong that denial based dieting just does not work. It is a miserable experience and research finds that few, if any of us, can achieve our goal of sustained weight loss through denial based dieting.
What makes my new book a must read is my research on how to achieve healthy weight loss by having fun! Yes, this sounds completely counterintuitive. But the pioneering research on dieting success now confirms that the key to losing weight is to have fun. I have lost over thirty pounds while still enjoying sunset happy hours. I lost thirty pounds while still eating dessert. And I NEVER go hungry. The great news is that you can too!
Three key best practices for implementing a diet that works
I am not trying to sell you a Gremlin and I am not making a Miller Lit “taste good, less filling” marketing pitch. Having fun is an absolutely proven key to achieving healthy weight loss. The fun path to dieting success is to implement these three key best practices:
- Eat good for you food that you like to eat
- Have fun exercising
- Never go hungry…eat enough and often enough to stay fill.
Diets that work are based on eating foods that taste good. Diets that work are based on eating enough food that we do not go hungry. If you add in doing daily walks and some cardio exercises that are fun and reduce stress then you have the recipe for achieving healthy and sustained weight loss.
Healthy eating after 50
The secret to eating healthy after 50 is to change our eating habits without sacrificing having fun. For example, I am not much of a fish eater. We have all read the research on how eating more fish enhances our mental capacity and is healthier for us. I decided to see if I could find a fish to eat at breakfast rather than bacon. It turns out I really like the taste of smoked salmon. I now use smoked salmon rather than bacon as my breakfast meat. I know this is taste heresy to give up bacon but processed meats are a fast track ticket to heart disease. So I eat salmon which I truly enjoy eating.
With this success I searched the Internet for other healthy things to eat at breakfast. I did a bunch of Google searches. Quinoa and kale did not make the taste cut for me. Avocado and tomatoes did. So now my daily breakfast is smoked salmon, avocado and tomatoes. Healthy. Filling. Good for me. Tastes great. That breakfast has been a major factor in my losing thirty pounds and keeping it off.
That is the secret sauce for implementing diets that work. Diets that work are grounded on our individual tastes. We eat all we want because the food is good for us and we want to eat a lot of this food because we like how it tastes.
Please buy my new book, The Boomer Generation Diet, on Amazon. It is loaded with proven ideas that really work to achieve healthy weight loss. Lose weight, have fun, live more+. That is the Boomer Generation Diet.
About the author
Bill Roth is the founder of Earth 2017 and is internationally followed on the topic of 21st Century mega-trends reshaping our health, environmental sustainability and economics. Jen Boynton, Chief Editor of Triple Pundit said this about his new book, The Boomer Generation Diet, “Written in Bill Roth’s lovable, relatable tone…a must read for any Boomer who is looking to jumpstart their health and have fun at the same time. I hope my parents read it!”