7 Reasons Why Your Diet Does not Work

Diet Does not Work

Nutrition experts are convinced that micronutrients are more important than counting calories

All living beings need nutrition. Plants get it from the soil, animals from plants and other animals, most people from plants and animals. A vast amount of diets is based on three basic principles:

  • Calorie restriction
  • Regulation of proportions of proteins, fats and carbohydrates (“fast” carbohydrates, animal protein, etc.)
  • Decrease in the consumption or rejection of certain products (vegetarianism, veganism, raw food, frutriorism, gluten-free, lactose-free diets, etc.)

It is believed that compliance with these rules can help you lose extra kilograms and feel better. This really does work for some people and for a short period of time, yet one important point that actually helps to achieve and maintain slenderness is not taken into account here.

And this point is a sufficient quantity of microelements:

  • vitamins,
  • minerals,
  • amino acids,
  • fatty acids.

“For years, women have been assured that calories, proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be considered for ideal weight,” says the nutritionist Mira Calton. “And yet the puzzle is not complete, because it lacked a huge part. And it is the microelements.”

Recent studies show that they are not less significant for slenderness, if not more. In addition, they help us stay healthy throughout life. At 30, Mira herself was diagnosed with osteoporosis. She completely got rid of it in two years with the help of therapy, which she described in her book “The Micronutrient Miracle”.


Here are seven factors that cause micronutrient deficiencies.

  1. Processed food, which includes almost everything that is sold in the package – from baked goods and semi-finished products to sauces and soda. Nutritionists call them “empty calories”, as these foods have few nutrients.
  2. Strict diets. For example, mono-diets on single buckwheat, yogurt, apples, etc. You can believe that such “unloading” is useful. But in fact, they deprive the body of the “building material”, with which new cells are built.
  3. Substandard products. Poor soil along with unhealthy animals result in products that have few nutrients and many toxins (see point five).
  4. Because of stress, your body loses a lot of micronutrients. Went through a stressful situation – spent, for example, a lot of magnesium.
  5. Toxins that get into the body from polluted air, food and water of poor quality, aggressive cleaning agents, increase your body’s need for trace elements.
  6. Many drugs act in the same way as toxins. For example, statins that regulate cholesterol increase the need for coenzyme Q10.
  7. Problems with digestion. We are not what we eat, but what we digest and assimilate. So, with intestinal disorders, we do not get enough trace elements, even from a balanced menu. The ability to absorb these nutrients is affected by the use of antibiotics, stress, alcohol, and the habit of eating in front of your computer.


The good news is that there are simple steps that lead to positive shifts that you will feel instantly.

  1. Eat more “real” food every day. These are products that are sold without packages (except for frozen berries, vegetables and fruits).
  2. Do not follow strict diets, they always lack micronutrients that are so important for your beauty.
  3. Reduce the amount of toxins, as much as possible. Use organic cosmetics and natural cleaners, walk more on weekdays, and whenever possible, leave for fresh air on weekends.
  4. Practice yoga or find another effective way for yourself to relax, which brings you pleasure.
  5. Eat slowly, concentrating on the contents of your plate. Chew your food instead of swallow it in large chunks.