To Give Up
#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
#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
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
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