Dieting sucks. And all those weight-loss products that line the supermarket shelves don’t work. Starving ourselves to lose weight doesn’t help. Yo-yo dieting is bad for us.
The reality is that losing weight and keeping it off requires a long-term (okay, a lifetime) commitment.
My motivation for making this commitment came from watching my mom suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes; then watching my sisters develop these conditions as they aged. In their cases, these diseases developed from unhealthy eating habits, along with carrying around too much extra weight. Continue reading