This was a question that was posted to the wall of our Facebook page last week. It prompted us to create a fairly long article in which we outlined our thoughts in response to the question.
We get emails, posts, questions like this all the time:
“I do EVERYTHING right. I workout, I eat well, I watch my portions but I'm not losing weight. I'm doing everything right. What is wrong??!??!”
This is what we see on PEERtrainer everyday. Actually, not just on PEERtrainer, but also in our everyday lives. People make a goal, they get motivated, and then they get a plan in place.
They search their memory for what worked in the past, or they find a friend who "did it" or they scan for the latest diet and fitness breakthroughs and they begin with total vigor.
Because there is a certain "narrative" or accepted set of ideas of what an "Official Diet" is, it's not hard to come up a list of what this person will probably do. The person with the motivation and the goal and the plan, probably will come up with a plan that includes "Official Diet Foods."