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Don't Diet — Eat
Ever wondered how some people just seem to stick to their good eating habits? Generally these are the same people who are envied at dinner parties, on the beach, at malls and just about everywhere they go, simply because they always seem to look slimmer, happier and more radiant. They seem to eat whatever they want and never even utter the dreaded word — diet.
Why is it then, even though you've dieted, you find yourself on the other side of the fence? After all, isn't a diet supposed to make you look and feel better? Why is it then, every time you go on diet you end up back at square one? Fat, depressed and looking worse than what you did before you went on the diet in the first place.
The secret is, if you want to lose the weight and keep it off, don't diet. No, you didn't read that wrong. The bottom line is diets don't work. Diets are temporary solutions that give temporary results. A quick fix, that lasts only a few weeks, and once the "diet" is over, you go back to eating the same way you always have.
The result, you look in the mirror and see your old, unhappy, overweight self looking back. So instead of looking for a quick way to lose the weight, why not look at a long-term solution that will allow you to get leaner, healthier and kilograms lighter?
In order to maintain lifelong weight loss, don't give up on food. Give up on dieting instead. Get yourself educated on healthy eating and completely change the way you eat. Don't eat healthy because you have to, do it because you want to. Before you know it, you'll be a healthy eater by habit and not even have to think twice about it.
You'll be surprised at how tasty healthy food can be. Do your research and get yourself a healthy cookbook for some inspiring ideas. If you feel too overwhelmed with choosing what is good and what is bad, book an appointment with a dietician or nutritionist and ask them to explain it to you and then help you work on meal plans that can be implemented into your daily life.
And remember, don't view healthy eating as a diet and never confuse the two. A diet is something you do for a short period while healthy eating is something you do for life. If you are serious about wanting to lose weight and maintain a healthy, balanced life, make healthy eating a priority.
Author: Dimi Ingle.
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