Guess What? You're Not Dieting Right

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At the sight or sound of the word “diet,” eyes roll and sighs are let out. You prepare to say goodbye to all the foods you love as you stock up on celery sticks and cottage cheese. But while people who consider themselves “on a diet” are often trying to shed pounds, the actual word diet really isn’t about weight loss at all.

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A diet is your typical way of eating, not just for a few days, weeks or months, but for a much longer period of time. If you cringe at the thought of dieting, don’t. Making healthy changes to your diet shouldn’t be about deprivation. Instead, focus on improving your current diet to become the healthiest person you can be in the long-term.