Just when I thought I had tried every diet out there a new one pops up, whether it’s Paleo, gluten free or Atkins.  All of those”diets” usually do aid in weight loss- however, they are not sustainable. I mean really, do you think eating just cabbage soup and bananas  for the rest of your life is possible?! Let me tell you from experience it’s not! The first 3 letters say it…DIE…

Your body needs nutrients from a variety of foods. When you are trying to lose weight, restrictions are definitely going to come into play, ex. less sugar, alcohol, and carbs.

But to keep the weight off, you really need to commit to lifestyle- one that is manageable and realistic. IF you are a very social person, dessert is going to be a part of your life as well as possibly alcohol and delicious dips. If you completely restrict yourself from these indulgences you will not succeed. In the beginning of a weight loss journey, you really need to look at what will be practical in your life.  You need to look at the foods you love and find a way to incorporate them in moderation.  A diet is a set-up for failure. A lifestyle change is a set up for success.