If you’re like many people who work at weight loss, you most likely have dieted for a long time, and have a hard time losing the weight or keeping it off. Limiting yourself to a strict diet is a short-term answer that does nothing to develop favorable behavior change. Most diets rely on calorie-counting, which is a terrible activity that sucks the joy out of eating.
On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply “spend” more calories than you consume, either by exercising more or eating less.
But anyone who has ever attempted to lose weight this way knows that it’s not easy at all. And long-term weight management seems downright impossible for most, given the dismal number of those who do manage to keep the pounds off over the years.