Amen WADINGMOOSE ! I prefer to think of it as this.
Origin of DIET
Middle English diete, from Anglo-French, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita, literally, manner of living, from diaitasthai to lead one's life
First Known Use: 13th century
It is our manner of living, how we eat to survive. I can't help it if people today use words incorrectly. If I decided to live in a tree, THAT would be a lifestyle change. What I eat is my diet, I just have a better one than most people..lol.
I never discuss my weight loss with others( offline ). I am not doing it for them. I am busy making myself healthy, and not concerned whether they think I am on a diet, or making a lifestyle change, or even if they notice that I am losing. They can offer me chips till 2020, and I have no desire to eat them. I just smile, and say " No Thanks! ". If they ask what I am doing to lose weight I just say " Eating better. " Giving advice just leads to more questions, or them telling you that you are doing something wrong. You end up either trying to help them, or argue with them. So just saying I eat better seems to do the trick. They were hoping you'd give them better advice like " It started one day when I was in my garden, and found some magic beans!...."
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 7/26/2013 (15:49)
"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "
- Albert Einstein
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
- Henry Ford
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