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Stop Dieting and Start Living!

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  • Essentially what he is saying is that you can't have your cake and eat it too. You have to decide what you want most...to have the cake, or to eat it. I look at it this way, I need to learn to fuel my body on an everyday basis. I can socialize and indulge, within reason, once a week or twice a month, but I cannot eat the cake every day if I want to have the cake in my hand every day (cake in hand = health and well being, and a healthy weight). - 2/5/2016 10:41:28 AM
  • I appreciate the wisdom in Dean Anderson's articles. Having admitted this, my behavior with regard to food and exercise was so out of whack that at 5'2" I weighed 285 lbs. I lost sight (if I ever even knew in the first place) of what are healthy portion sizes, how much exercise and what kind is needed, what would fit with my life circumstances.

    I've needed the comfort of a rigid menu (diet??) and evolve an exercise routine to learn the new behaviors, and get some immediate relief from the health meltdown I was experiencing. I think this article is a vision for me of the healthy mindset I am working toward. But right now, with 43 pounds lost and over 120 to go, it feels too frightening too me. I'm not stable enough in this new life to be easygoing with it yet. - 12/14/2015 10:21:32 AM
  • VICTORIASMITH69
    dieting is a way of lifestyle c hanging. - 9/30/2015 9:11:26 AM
  • MLIAN2
    Ironically, giving up dieting was key for me when I decided that I needed to lose weight.

    I realised that food was my problem -- it was how I was using it that was causing so much pain and damage to my body and self esteem.

    As a result, I lost 22 pounds and have kept it off simply by changing why, how and when I ate. Here's how I did it: http://www.michelelian.com/blog/how-to-sto
    p-dieting-and-start-living/ - 7/21/2015 5:36:55 AM
  • CEVIZAGACE
    Good article! For me, one of the solutions of not being a number anymore was to throw away the scales and trying to stifle the calorie calculator that, after a life long of yoyo dieting, has become firmly planted in my head. - 7/2/2015 2:52:48 AM
  • Loved the article,Thank you. - 6/22/2015 10:41:04 AM
  • THEGROOVE65
    Yes! More please. This I can use a second healthy serving of.😁 - 5/6/2015 11:55:12 PM
  • Just what I needed to hear too! Thank you! - 1/20/2015 2:04:50 PM
  • ANDSIMINA13
    this is by far the best article that i ever read about weight loss and healthy lifestyle...i never knew the differences between those things..now I know where I went wrong and what I have to correct in my conceptions. thank you for all your articles. they’re a necessary piece to this puzzle (weight loss journey). I really appreciate your dedication and service, and I know others do too! thk :x - 1/11/2015 10:50:52 AM
  • JST4MENOW
    One of the most impactful articles I have read in quite a while. Thank you!! - 3/17/2014 6:59:44 AM
  • This is the best article I've read in a long, long time. The title is a bit misleading, but it got my attention, so maybe it's the best title. I am going to save this link, and put a reminder to read it once a month.
    Thank you, Mr. Anderson! - 11/28/2013 5:49:49 PM
  • Great article! Exactly what I needed to hear. - 11/28/2013 7:51:56 AM
  • Loved the article :) is there anyway I can bookmark it so I can find it easily later on when I want to come back to it? - 9/26/2013 1:53:29 PM
  • Loved the article. - 9/7/2013 1:43:27 PM
  • Nice article, definitely helped me change my perspective. NOW I will be shifting my focus from deprivation to loving and nurturing myself with healthy food. I will also be seeking the external factors that are CAUSING me to medicate with food and confront them. Being overweight is not a main root of my unhappiness, it's an effect of those issues I haven't addressed. Lord give me strength!!! * :-S - 9/6/2013 2:08:46 PM

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