Have you ever been on a diet before? Most people go on one at least once in their lifetimes, and depending on your personal experience with dieting, it may or may not have gone so well. Does dieting mean just cutting out calories? And what about cleanses, do they count?
If you've ever looked up dieting tips on the Internet, you know there are thousands of fads, pills, and tricks people claim will melt the fat right off you. These days, it's all about losing the most amount of weight with the least amount of effort. Regardless of whether those things actually work, finding ways to lose weight is a personal journey each person must go on.
So, what's it like being on a diet? Tell us your thoughts by voting on the list below or adding items that aren't there yet!
Healthy, If Done CorrectlyToo many people think being on a diet means just not eating.
Necessary for Some PeopleIf your weight has started to cause health problems, dieting might be your only option.
Not Something That Should Be a FadEating healthy should be a lifestyle, not a phase.
Not Just Something Women DoDiets are something men do, too.
Hard To Stay Consistent WithThe first few days always start off so strong, but eventually, your resolve begins to weaken...
FrustratingBut I WANT to eat the red velvet cupcake!
Often MisinterpretedJust because I'm on a diet doesn't mean I'm not eating. It means I have changed what foods I'm eating.
AdmirableIt takes courage, strength, and perseverance for someone to acknowledge that they need to make a life change and then follow through with it. Way to go!
Too Common Among Young GirlsYou should not be going on a diet before you have even hit puberty, unless it's been recommended by your doctor.
EnergizingWhen you stop eating like crap, you don't feel as irritable and fatigued all the time. It's refreshing!
AnnoyingPeople always have their two cents to chime in with.
Eye OpeningWhen you are forced to be aware of each thing you consume, you suddenly notice how many processed chemicals you've been consuming.
EmpoweringTaking control of your life, your health, and your decisions is a good feeling. Being aware of what you're consuming is a great way to remind yourself that you are in control.
Time ConsumingWhen you go on a diet, you quickly learn how much time and energy throughout the day is actually revolved around eating... or the lack there of.
Useless If You Don't ExerciseYou can eat all the kale in the world, but if you don't work out regularly, you are never going to lose the weight you want or be your healthiest self.
ExpensiveBuying all that healthy organic food adds up! Drive-thru for me, please.
Something Everyone Should Do at Least OnceDon't knock it 'til you try it, haters.
A Form of PunishmentWhy would you put yourself through that kind of starvation and deprivation?
OverratedIf you don't see results, it is easy to feel like they are overrated. What's all the rave about?
Setting Yourself Up for FailureA diet can't last forever, which is why you shouldn't try fad diets. You should just aim to eat healthy and make good choices. It is a lifestyle!
ExcitingIf I keep up this diet, soon I am going to finally be able to fit in my skinny jeans. Plus, I'm my confidence is soaring.
A Way of Telling the World You Think You're FatMost people assume that being on a diet translates to wanting to lose weight, instead of just wanting to be healthier.
Basically a Way of Starving YourselfInstead of telling people you are on a diet, why don't you tell people that you are only eating lettuce, instead? As long as we are being honest.
Only Okay If Your Doctor Reccomends ItUnless you have medical reasons for going on a diet, and you know exactly which diet is right for your body, you shouldn't be on one. Only a trained doctor should have the right to tell someone they need to change the way they eat. Skinny does not mean healthy.
PointlessBasically, you don't eat, but then when you can't take it anymore, and you do give into the sweets, your body clings to all the fat. Right?