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Change Your Diet Attitude
Adapted From Dieting For Dummies; by Jane Kirby For The American Dietetic Association.


Most diets make promises they can't deliver as their focus is based on short term dieting. Successful weight loss and maintaining that weight loss is a long term proposition. If you're wondering if a diet is "extreme" check the list below and consider the differences:

SHORT TERM DIETS  

LONG TERM LIFE GOALS

 

Focus on the "don't"  

Focus on the "do"

 

Swear off favorite foods  

Concentrate on making healthier choices

 

Focus on denial  

Focus on enjoying feeling better, healthier, and more energized

 

Set one answer "for life" goals  

Establish flexible, short-term, attainable goals

 

Promise immediate results  

Deliver success gradually

 

Allow no room for slips  

Leave room for indulgences

 

Ban some foods  

Encourage variety

 

Emphasize food  

Emphasize healthy eating and exercise

 

Are extreme   Are gradual

 

 
   
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