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April 8, 2005
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Never tell your mom her diet's not working.
--Joel, 14, Advice from Kids

When I first saw this quote it made me smile.  I could relate to it.  For years I tried to "diet" and many times my kids would ask me, "Mom are you on a diet today or not?"
When I stopped and thought about this quote it made me realize why dieting is a multimillion dollar enterprise.  Just think of all the "diets"out there.  Why are there so many?  One would love to believe that it is to allow everyone to find the diet of their choice, but in actuality it is my belief that diets fail, so people go from one diet to the next...searching for the one that is going to work.
The problem is...diets  don't work.  Diets for most are considered a short term solution to a long term problem.  The day I stopped searching for "a diet". The day I decided to CHANGE MY LIFESTYLE was the day I took the first TRUE step towards becoming a healthy fit adult.
Without making a lifestyle change you may still lose weight, but you will never keep it off.  If you have lost the weight, and you have not changed that which got you heavy in the first place, you are doomed to put it back on.  I know, having tried every diet out there, only to lose weight then gain back more.
When I found the six week body makeover plan...all that changed.  It finally sunk in that in order to achieve my goal and maintain it I had to make some major lifestyle changes. I began to eat small healthy meals.  I started drinking water and I began to exercise.  This time I continued to do these things after I hit goal.  I am not perfect, there have been relapses, but I understand what needs to be done.
The other day my husband and I were talking about weight loss and  and how people  struggle with maintenance. 
 He said the reason why you have kept most of your weight off and others have not is that you made some major lifestyle changes. He said one of the biggest ones it that you go to the gym daily.  You have added that to your everyday life.  You also eat healthy most of the time. He was so right!
So put away your diets.... make some REAL life style changes that will get you to your goal and keep you there!