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9 Ways To Tell You’re On the Wrong Diet

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I’ll tell you a little secret: Weight loss “diets” don’t work.


Because the word “diet” implies something temporary. Something you are either on or off of, depending on your life’s circumstances in a given moment.

This mentality – of practicing healthy habits for certain periods of time and not others – does nothing but set us up for failure.

Yet we still continue to try every new diet that comes into vogue.

Recently, my friends Willow and Stephanie of C&J Nutrition published 9 Ways to Tell You’re On the Wrong Diet. This article is right on.

Next time you’re tempted to try the latest trend in dieting, pull up this list and see if the prospective diet falls into any of these nine categories. If so, forget it and go for the less-sexy but oh-so-reliable method of making small healthy changes that add up over time.

Here are some weight loss strategies that really work:

5 Ways to Stop Yo-Yo Dieting

Planning Ahead: 7 Tips for Weight Loss Success

3 Ways to Prevent Overeating

How to Lose Weight Without Calorie Counting




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  • Regina Snyders
    July 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you so much for this affirmation! I have so many well intention friends who will advise me to try some crazy diet ie no fruit or no carrots etc no dairy etc. For me the only thing that works in working in lots of wonderful fruit and vegetables, planning ahead and getting rid of the “all or nothing mentality”. I am really glad that I found your site and will look forward to reading more of your post!

  • Amelia Winslow
    July 20, 2014 at 11:25 am

    You are not alone, Regina! Anytime I’m around a group of women the talk inevitably turns to what type of fad diet people are doing. Your strategies sound much more achievable and enjoyable in both the short & long term!

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