I have read in many places that diets fail 95% of the time. This pertains to well known diets or nutrition systems. Recently the feds have decided that they are going to start cracking down on diet and nutrition programs that make false or unsubstantiated claims and use false statistics and news clips. I am very glad to hear that. Unless you have training in nutrition or exercise, then it is very hard to determine which diet program is full of it and which program is reliable and will work. There are so many people out there willing to take advantage of people looking to lose weight. Many people get desperate to lose weight and will believe anything that guarantees weight loss.So many programs out there make rediculous claims. Such as being able to lose 10 pounds, or more, in 2 weeks. Or losing 10 inches off of your belt line in 1 week. If it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is. There is no substitution for eating right and exercise. That is what it comes down to. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, then you have to change around your eating habits and start exercising.A lot of programs out there will help you lose some weight initially. But usually the means to losing the weight are so extreme that you can not keep up the program indefinately and will eventually resort back to your old eating and exercise habits. The end result is that if you lost weight on a program then you’ll usually gain it all back and possibly more, within a year or two of stopping the diet program. You can’t stay away from carbohydrates for the rest of your life. Your body needs carbohydrates to fuel it. When the body burns protiens for fuel it creates bad by-products in your body that can harm you. You can’t keep up eating diet cookies or diet shakes or cabbage soup for the rest of your life. These programs are expensive and they do not work long term.As I said above, the only way to lose weight and keep it off is to make lifestyle changes. The trick is to make lifestyle changes that you can stick with. That is why I designed a program with small changes every 2 weeks. these changes are do-able, and are sustainable. You can’t expect to change around your entire lifestyle in 1 week and stick with it. Rome wasn’t built in a day. You have to start out easy and slowly build your work your way up. And you have to exercise along with eating right. The 2 go together. 1 is not nearly as effective as doing both together. My Pain-free Lifestyle program was designed to help someone get into eating right and exercising together. I believe it is easier to do the both together, and you’ll see more dramatic changes in your body. But many people don’t know how to get into exercising or how to get into eating right. That is why I designed the program to start out with small changes that you can stick with. And even if you don’t finish the entire program and just stick with some of the changes, you will still be better off then you were before and look better then you did before.Don’t get stuck in the dieting rollercoaster of losing weight and then gaining weight over and over again. Get off the rollercoaster and get onto a program that works.