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Good health by Kate Cook, Infinite Ideas

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15. Getting into shape

Weight loss is for life and not just for after Christmas.

The diet industry is worth millions, precisely because diets don’t work. If they did, all those diet clubs would be out of business, as the value is in repeaters. Instead of a short-term diet, find a way to eat for life that works yet doesn’t make you feel like you’re depriving yourself.

The trouble with most diets is that too much organisation, time, concentration and effort is required to count calories or portion sizes. Diets mean that we’re thinking about food the whole time, so naturally we eat more or crack under the pressure of it all and have fifty chocolate bars in one hit. In my opinion, the main outmoded theory is calorie counting. Of course, if you eat ...

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