Been seeing so many posts on the line about these "food challenges". For anybody that doesn't know these are generally 30 day challenges of some kind of "healthy" eating. I'm not trying to say getting people to eat healthy foods isn't awesome. Just getting people to eat this way for 30 days is stupid. Here are my 3 main reasons for despising food challenges.
1. Generally these challenges are done by some sort of gym or group of people. Little do they know that whoever is putting this together is making a cut of the money they are paying and pretty much doing nothing for it besides saying they are "doing it with you".
2. The yo-yo. Awesome you show somebody they eat this way for 30 days and maybe they drop a few lbs. Could be upwards of 10 pounds depending on how shitty they ate before. Generally all water they drop and maybe a pound or 2 of fat if that. The first thing these challengers do after the 30 days is go hammer down as much shit as possible they missed out on during the 30 days. Then it's right back to there shit diet after that and guess what the pounds go back on. Then lo and behold another challenge comes up and they are right there on it again. Up and down up and down. This shit wrecks havoc on your hormones and your metabolism.
3. Thirty days is not enough time or commitment to make an actual change in someones eating patterns. In the eyes of the challenger it's to just get through 30 days. These challenges in my mind do more harm than good.
Why not get someone to commit to 90 days. From my experience 3 months is an adequate time frame to make an actual change in someones diet, daily routine, life and mind frame. Find someone that actually knows something about nutrition, how much you need to be eating and of what and let them guide you and hold you accountable. Every person is different, has different goals and needs different things.
Yes, yes I know all you out there that are furious reading this, there can be some good to come out of these type of things. All in all, in my opinion for the few that may benefit from these there are way more that do more harm than good.
There you have it. My take on these stupid ass food challenges .