Sometimes a diet isn’t sustainable because it costs too much. Although organic, grass-fed, free-range, gluten-free and associated language, is somewhat coming down in price, for many of us dieters it’s still too expensive.
I remember my first organic diet. I took my shopping list to Whole Foods and when they rang up the total it was four times what my normal shopping budget was for a week. That was the end of the organic phase of my dieting life. That diet might be better in the health department, but it sure wasn’t in the budget department.
Some diets want you to eat fish or some other seafood. Again—there’s the budget down the tubes. Plus I hate fish. So sustainability means being able to afford the food and liking the food you can afford.
But you say, if you are on a low-carb diet, can’t you eat a piece of pizza as a treat once in a while. Yes, but it’s a slippery slope. A couple a slices of pizza leads to a Five Guys hamburger the next day—with their delicious French fries made with potatoes from Idaho. Then the sustainability ends. A diet restart is needed. Dieters know what I mean.