Why Diets Fail: The Biggest Reasons

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Why do Diets fail?

Dieting and weight loss can be confusing and hard to figure out… Not to mention, disheartening! The nutritionist behind one of the fastest-growing weight loss programs in the world – Brian Flatt and The 2 Week Diet – breaks down why almost all diets fail. His exclusive advice can help you achieve the results you deserve!

Secrets to finally reach your goals…

As the owner of the personal fitness facility, R.E.V. Fitness, Brian Flatt quickly became one of the most sought-after professional trainers in Southern California… and the world.

It took him a decade to perfect a diet program that met his standards – The 2 Week Diet.

The program is a super-effective home weight loss plan that has the potential to help you drop up to 16 pounds of body fat in 14 days

“I’m a firm believer that with something as difficult as weight loss, enjoying success right off the bat can provide just the encouragement necessary for a person to commit long-term to healthy life decisions,” Flatt said. But before we get into how his innovative approach works, in his own words Flatt discusses the biggest reason our diets fail…

What Are the Biggest Reasons Diets Fail?Why Your Diets Always Fail

On average, Americans make 4-6 dieting attempts per year… Obviously, this means that the 1st… 2nd… and 3rd attempts all failed. Failure takes its toll and demotivation leaves many feeling like they cannot succeed without that “special pill.”

This is when the majority of us throw in the towel for good. Why diet if it doesn’t work?

It doesn’t have to be this way at all! Here are the 4 reasons most diets fail. Be sure to check out how you can overcome these pitfalls at the end to achieve optimal success.

Unrealistic Calorie Consumption

Almost all diets are built around the “starvation mode” method… This only sets you up to fail. By consuming so little food, your body literally starts shutting down to conserve fuel because it’s highly stressed.

This almost always results in a fat loss plateau and MAJOR frustration!

While we agree that a reduced caloric intake can result in fat loss, you don’t want to shut down your “metabolic engine” by starving it of fuel.

Lack of Satiety-Boosting Nutrients

One of the biggest reasons diets fail is because conventional diets lack the most filling – satiating – nutrients which are fiber and protein! We all know that protein is a must for building muscle, but did you know that it breaks down very slowly in the digestive system, thus keeping you fuller, longer?

Plus, when you add slow-digesting fiber like in veggies and fruit, you can stay full all day long!

But most of the diets we try lack protein and usually only include vegetables. You know how this ends… You’re always “starving”, constantly battling temptation!

When you pair fiber with protein, you are setting yourself up for success by actually enjoying your meal plan.

Meal Prep Is Time Consuming

While meal prepping can be highly effective, there aren’t many of us out there who have an hour each and every day to meal prep… I know I don’t and definitely not you.

So why do so many complicated diet plans always require this? Sound like the diet you are currently on? No wonder it’s hard to stick to and find success.

We all need an approach that provides easy-to-implement, basic guidelines to help you realize true success that doesn’t require long hours in the kitchen. Your diet plan should work with your schedule and lifestyle, not against it.

If and when you find that type of plan, your life will change forever!

The Long-Term Approach

You’ve probably heard before that you need a long-term, sustainable diet approach for it to truly be successful.

That’s spot-on advice!

What Are the Biggest Reasons Diets Fail?Then why are most diet plans that have failed you in the past designed to span months? Who can stick to that? This can kill your motivation. We need to find a diet plan with a defined deadline.

For instance, 2 weeks is optimal because that’s usually how long it takes to form a long-term habit. Basically, 2 weeks allows us to see results while staying highly motivated!

What Is He Up To Now?

“If you would have told me back when I was a beginning trainer that one day I would create a groundbreaking diet program, I wouldn’t have believed you. But now that it has happened, I’m so excited to be making a positive difference in so many people’s lives,” said Flatt.

His current mission is to help as many people as possible find results by advancing his diet advice around the world.

Flatt said, “I want to help people learn what to eat when to eat, and how to eat in order to lose weight.”

I also want to help them develop the mindset—or willpower—to lose weight and keep it off.


So why do our diets fail… One after the other? It’s because most diet plans are a slow, torturous grind. They keep you hungry… They set you up for failure. With the right system, dieting and becoming new can be an energizing and vitalizing experience.

As Flatt summed it up, “Healthy people are empowered, and empowered people are successful.” Are you ready?

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