31 years on a diet!

According to a new report, British women spend an average of six months a year counting calories and more than a fifth are on a permanent diet throughout their lifetime in a seemingly never-ending quest for the perfect figure.

Average woman spends 31 years on a diet, researchers say

This study confirms the obvious. Diets don’t work. Forget about counting calories. Life is too short to live as a food micro-manager. Cavemen didn’t sit around the fire counting calories. Cavemen also didn’t struggle with our society’s current obesity crisis.

If you simply eat real/natural foods in moderation, there will be no need for fancy food calculations. The nutritionists of the world may not want you to hear this… but nutrition is really a very simple concept.

Keep your food intake simple and natural, and bust your ass in the gym. That’s the only “secret” to getting in shape.




  1. Unfortunately, their diets don’t work. Women (and men) that eat well all the time, and don’t follow “diets” will possess the greatest health and fitness.

  2. Well, getting obsessive of calories is potentially a very bad thing, but I do think it is worth taking a look at it once in a while. Just in terms of getting a sense of how much you’re actually eating. I know for me, I’ve conciously been trying to eat healthier lately (better whole foods.. smaller meals multiple times a day), but I suspect I might not be eating enough. Seems like it’d be reasonable to do a ballpark estimate on my meals just to see where I’m at.

    Then again, I suppose the fact that I’m not losing weight too rapidly is a good sign. Then again, I’d hate to be limiting strength growth too much..

  3. Never been on a diet, just made sure that I always eat in small proportions. I bought a small bowl, and only ate in that bowl. Controlled my portions. Also, Ive always been physically active, do not want to force myself into exercising, just having fun in the boxing gym. Biscayne Boxing & Fitness Club

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