TOP TEN REASONS
To Give Up Dieting
#10: Diets dont work. Even if you lose weight, you will probably gain it all back,
and you might gain back more than you lost.
#9: Diets are expensive. If you didnt buy special diet products, you could
save enough to get new clothes, which would improve your outlook right now.
#8: Diets are boring. People on diets talk and think about food and practically nothing
else. Theres a lot more to life.
#7: Diets dont necessarily improve your health. Like the weight loss, health
improvement is temporary. Dieting can actually cause health problems.
#6: Diets dont make you beautiful. Very few people will ever look like models.
Glamour is a look, not a size. You dont have to be thin to be attractive.
#5: Diets are not sexy. If you want to be more attractive, take care of your body and
your appearance. Feeling healthy makes you look your best.
#4: Diets can turn into eating disorders. The obsession to be thin can lead to
anorexia, bulimia, bingeing, and compulsive exercising.
#3: Diets can make you afraid of food. Food nourishes and comforts us, and gives
us pleasure. Dieting can make food seem like your enemy, and can deprive you of all the positive things about food.
#2: Diets can rob you of energy. If you want to lead a full and active life, you need
good nutrition, and enough food to meet your bodys needs.
And the number one reason to give up dieting:
#1: Learning to love and accept yourself just as you are will give you self-confidence,
better health, and a sense of well-being that will last a lifetime.©
Copyright 1996, Council on Size & Weight Discrimination, Inc. For more information write: International No-Diet Coalition,
P.O. Box 305, Mt. Marion, NY 12456, 914-679-1209, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copying permitted (with copyright intact).
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