Eating in Moderation: The Understated Dieting Secret

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Eating in Moderation: The Understated Dieting Secret

Sodexo dietitian offers a simple secret to dieting - don't make yourself miserable
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Sodexo dietitian Danielle Townshend

Once in a while, an indulgence like a donut won't give you a body like Homer Simpson

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 1:00pm


Dieting can be a very overwhelming idea when you start to think about eating boring, tasteless food. And I’m sure it doesn’t help to think about giving up all of your favorite foods either. First of all, dieting doesn’t have to mean “boring and tasteless” — and you don’t have to give up your favorite foods either. Moderation is one of the most common words dietitians use in the field. We like to teach people the healthy and happy way to go about dieting. Let me give you a little perspective.

Low carbohydrate diets like Atkins and South Beach will help you lose weight. They will. But do you think you’ll be able to avoid simple and refined carbs (like white bread, sodas and candy) for the rest of your life? Possibly…but unlikely.

In order to make a lasting change, you’ve got to be able to adopt a lifestyle that makes you happy. And by happy I don’t mean eating cheeseburgers and drinking soda at every meal. You’ve got to be realistic and you need to want to make a change.

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