ecause it not as harsh and restricti)e there no need to come o** the diet. "nce you ha)e reached your goal weight and a calorie de*iciency is unnecessary you can 0ust rela6 a little and let it morph gently into a sensible healthy li*elong eating plan."* course it-s slower than the rapid weight loss diets which at *irst glance seem to hold so much promise. ut the real issue is not how *ast you lose weight but$ the *act that
once it's off it stas off!
% know your wondering how slow %s it worth it ith the Tortoise !iet you can e6pect to lose 11;lb per week maybe 2lb at a stretch. <ot tooshabby when you only ha)e to lose each lb 0ust once
,bo)e you can see a simple graph *ollows thee6perience o* two *ellow dieters the harebrained7r. lue and his *riend the budding tortoisedieter 7rs 'ed. 7r. blue$ with great personal sacri*ice reaches is goal weight =green line> +uickly$ but then come o** his diet. ,nd$ begins to put weight back on$ +uickly passing 7rs. 'ed who-s on her slowly$ but surely on her way down.7r. lue then$ starts the ne6t *ad diet. This time he doesn-t +uite get his goal it-s 0ust too hard and he gi)es up. 5e )ery +uickly passes 7rs. 'ed =who-s *eeling )ery smug> on his way back up. Then starts a new diet =the latest *ad> and again is initially success and then 0ust short o* goal weight gi)es up because it-s too hard and starts gaining again. ,s we go o** the edge o* the timeline he has started diet number three and is on the way back up *or how long 7eanwhile 7rs. 'ed has reached her ideal weight and is managing to keep it +uite easily.
"nce it's off it stas off #
she-s )irtually gloating.7rs. 'ed$ despite obser)ing 7r. lue initial success managed to keep