In my mind, "dieting" to me means there is an end. Meaning, when you've reached your goal, you can stop "dieting". I believe it is a full, mind,body, spiritual LIFESTYLE CHANGE. Peeple get fat because of several factors. I believe a change of way of life will lead to everything you've ever wanted, including a fantastic,achievable weight loss.
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I am a big believer in not "dieting" anymore. I am making a life change and in life I like ice cream or bacon or going out to eat with my hubby on date night. In the past I'd have for gone those things in the name of a "diet" which wouldn't last long...Now I am more apt to allow myself a treat now
and again when I want one.... I opt for low fat ice cream out of the house (so there isn't a half gallon in my fridge) or eat a serving of that candy... as long as it fits in my calorie count for the day. I don't feel like i am losing out and still losing weight!
I lost my weight initially by using the diabetic exchange diet. It offered a lot of variety and I was able to work most recipes into this diet. It became a way of life and not a diet. Unfortunately, I kind of fell off the wagon, but I am back on my meal plan and I think things will start moving
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