Three Pitfalls Of Dieting

Over the years of my article writing I could probably compile a list of 1000 reasons I’ve told you guys not to bother with diets!
Yet I still see people day in day out (including my own clients) who yo-yo from one diet to the next.
New ones sprout up fairly regularly which are usually a knock off of another diet.
They all work initially and low and behold due to their difficulty (or stupidity) these diets stop working/people can’t stick to them and end up back to square one, either with the people the same weight or even heavier.
And so the cycle continues year in year out.
I do sound a bit pessimistic about people’s diet attempts but rightly so I think.
The majority of them don’t work in the LONG TERM and if you want to change permanently it has to be a long term behaviour change you seek.
Here’s a little list of three diet pitfalls from popular diets/ways of eating to back up what I’m saying.
1. Gluten Free – For me cutting out as much wheat and gluten as possible is a good health move. If you do it with natural food swaps great. If you just start eating all of the heavily processed Gluten free problems then it’s not going to help you in the slightest from a weight loss perspective. These products can be even more processed than the original. You’re better off ditching the gluten free bread/pasta/chocolate bars/ice cream and just stop eating these foods. Concentrate on finding more nutritious foods to keep you going.
2. Low Fat – Here we go! It does go against logic what I’m saying, if you want to lose fat then you should cut out the low fat foods and eat the normal full fat instead. The full fat foods are yes higher in calories but they actually have some nutrition in it. If health is your goal (the key to long term weight management) then you’re better off choosing full fat Greek yoghurt for it’s healthy fats and protein content than the low fat version which has less protein, healthy fats and contains more sugar.
Again the fat free label makes people think it’s healthy – it’s very often not.
3. Vegetarian Diet – Followed correctly this can be great fro you. Followed incorrectly (like many people do) then it’s not a good health move. I eat more vegetables than a lot of vegetarians I know. A diet full of bread, pasta, cheese, crisps, houmous and pork less pork pies is highly processed and will cause weight gain.
There’s a more natural way of doing it.
It’s something I teach on my Revitalise plan. You’re given a recipe book, meal plan and a guide explaining how to stick to it. This sets you up, alongside other tricks up my sleeve to change your eating and lifestyle habits long term.
We still have a few spaces if you want to start in February details below.
Take care,
Jamie Stedman


Groups of 3-5 people, a great place to meet likeminded people and have fun while you train.
Groups running throughout the week Monday-Saturday (mornings/days/evening)
What you get:
  • Initial consultation and lifestyle screening
  • 2 x 45 min sessions a week with Jamie or one of the coaches
  • Body and nutrition analysis
  • Fun workouts where every exercise has a purpose
  • A great and relaxed atmosphere to train at
  • Digital copy of Jamie’s cookbook ‘Eat Yourself To Health – 100 Recipes’ as well as accompanying meal plan and guide to help you stick to your plan
  • Weekly food diary feedback
  • Access to member only facebook group
  • 14 Day Detox Plan to improve your health and prime your body for weight loss (if that’s your goal)
  • Discounted weekly slimming club where you get nutrition plan, educational book and 4 x recipe books
  • Discounted sports massage and supplements
  • Starter pack (Water bottle & bag)
  • Online program to carry on in your own time
  • Discounted and priority access to coaching workshops
  • Constant support from your very own personal trainer
For the first 8 weeks and if you decide to stay (most do) £94 a month.
(2 sessions a week)
If you aren’t quite sure if it’s for you or you have some questions then fill out this form and I’ll be in touch to talk you through it


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