“Diet culture” sadly still reigns supreme. Diet culture has been around for several decades but took off in the 80’s; forty years later, many continue to seek an easy or fast solution to lose weight and expect to keep it off.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Every few years, a new mystic diet trend is being hawked: meal-in-a-box promises, magic pills, injections into arms or whatever profit-making machine someone can come up with to sell a trend to those who seek weight loss success. Even shakes still seem to be the touted method by some! Check out a few classic diet and weight loss methods commercials ads from the past (sadly some are still being hawked today):
I ask you to ditch diet culture and invest in YOU: seek out sensible methods with proven longevity and sustainability. Keep in mind, in most circumstances, it took decades of bad habits and eating patterns to put on the weight and it will take time, patience, nurturing and willful intention to change those habits, along with the eating behaviours that coincide with them. There likely will be setbacks along the way. Be emotionally and spiritually invested in yourself, prioritize your well-being and make this a project of personal wellness inside and out. Your future self will thank you.