Mr. EET Can relate to the “Flesh Wounds”
in his search for Dieting’s Holy Grail!
HAS EET FOUND THE “HOLY GRAIL”?
THE ANSWER TO DEFINING DIET SUCCESS?
We’re convinced we’re closer than ever and we want to know what you think!
Here’s our progress so far. We ran this poll last week:
The message from our poll results was VERY clear.
100% of voters would choose a diet plan they could stay on even if it means a much smaller weight loss.
Based on this information as well as other valuable feedback EET received, we now would like to propose a new definition of Diet Success and see what you think.
DIET SUCCESS =
At the end of 1 year you’ve lost 50% of the weight you have set for your 1 year goal weight.
Strengths of this definition:
1) Would encourage people to get involved with SUSTAINABLE plans as they would know they are striving to weigh signficantly less after a year, not after 2 weeks
2) If achieved, would be far more successful than 90% of dieters under the current focus on short term success and winding up nowhere near 50% of their 1 year goal weight.
3) Is completely measurable (so providers or weight loss services could provide their success rate based on this definition).
What other strengths do you see in our definition? LET US KNOW!
Weaknesses of Definition
1) Results could vary based on how 1 year goals are set. If someone would like to lose 100 pounds, should 100 pounds be the one year goal? What about someone who just wants to lose “the last 10?”
2) Likely to make motivation harder. 2 Months into your plan you know you still have 10 months to go before official “measurement date”.
3) Would include many dieters who sign up for a new plan but are not serious about trying that plan. Dieters routinely sign up for diet plans, training services and gym memberships and only use them a couple of times before “life gets in the way”. Should dieters who don’t even give the plan a chance be counted towards a plan’s success rate?
What other weaknesses do you see in our definition? LET US KNOW!
Got a BETTER DEFINITION?
LET US KNOW! We would LOVE to hear it and will give you FULL credit for it too!
What do you think? No definition is going to cover every possible base, but we can sure do a lot better than the weight loss industry is doing now.
Most importantly — WE KNOW THIS:
100% of dieters would prefer to stop losing a lot of weight then gaining it all back in a matter of months (or less!)
If dieter’s have a clear definition of success that encourages long term thinking, and
diet and exercise plans are held to a MEASURABLE STANDARD that encourages long term thinking, then
WE CAN IMPROVE DIETER’S LONG TERM SUCCESS RATES!
And that’s what EET is all about.
More to come….