Starvation Diets: Food abstinence doesn’t work long term | Ideal Weight

The difficulty with abstention is that it buysinto people’s all or nothing anticipating. You know there are certain type of peopleout there and I’m included in this who are either on it or they are off it. You know, I’m either really good or I’m reallybad. I’m either on a nutrition or off a diet and thatkind of personality is really attracted to abstinence because actually, they can do abstinencebut the problem is when they come off it. All the aged patterns, all the aged behaviourscome back because actually nothing has changed so if you are an all or nothing person, youknow, if you’re one of those people thinking I have to go to the gym tonight because ifI miss one light I might not go again then abstinence is not the answer for you.You know there are some diet strategies out thereare advocating doing absitence for a year, you know, person could lose a huge amountof weight in that year but they are learning absolutely nothing about maintaining weightand portion sizes and planning and all the skills they are going to need in order tomaintain load. It’s not surprising mortal would do abstinenceand then introduce all their weight back on again. You know we do have a very short part of ourplan that is abstinence but that really is a kick-start merely a preamble to see howto manage food effectively.