The problem with diets is that they don't work for the long haul. If you go on a diet, eventually you go off it. And it's likely that both your old habits and your old weight will return.
Instead of going on a diet, lose weight by learning to eat well, putting all that you learn about food and nutrition into practice. You will learn how to achieve and maintain a healthful weight without sacrificing the enjoyment of food. And you will be able to do it for a lifetime.
In the last newsletter, Falling Short of Your Long Term Goals, I listed a number of lifestyle changes you may want to work towards. Over the next few months, I will be giving you encouragement, advice and tips on how to incorporate these and other changes into your life.
Over the next week, think about the diets you have tried that led to temporary improvements at best. Then think about making changes that will last a lifetime.
Megan Porter, RD