Our first suggestion is very simple. Don’t diet!. Yes, we know that may sound funny. The diet industry has spent decades trying to convince us that a particular diet or diet book will do the trick where so many others have failed. When that diet or book doesn’t work, the industry can sell us another diet or program. There is big money in that strategy.
A typical diet causes rapid weight loss, usually through dehydration, for a week or two. Quick “success” from perceived weight loss sells more books or programs. Chances are this diet is something that is quite difficult to stay on for a long period of time. What we recommend instead is gradually changing your eating patterns to something that will sustain you for years. No, it won’t result in rapid weight loss (assuming you are overweight). But it has a much better chance of long-term success.
Everyone has an eating plan. It may be to eat whatever you want whenever you want it. Or you may stay away from certain foods and binge on others. Or just eat way too much or too little. We’re suggesting that you begin working on developing an eating plan that will quickly start healthy, nutritious eating that very gradually helps you achieve or maintain a good healthy weight.
Technically, whatever you eat is a diet. But what most people think of as a Diet is pretty rigid and restrictive.
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