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The biggest pitfall with most diets out there is that they make certain foods off-limits.

Traditional methods teach you that in order to lose weight, you need to avoid eating sugar, pizza, burgers, etc. It makes sense because these are all high-calorie foods. But completely restricting yourself of food you love is going to not only make you miserable but make you more likely to totally ditch your diet.⠀

When it comes to dieting, you need to shift your mindset. Eat MORE of certain foods, and eat LESS of other foods. Salad and pizza are just easy examples here, but this is true for everything. If you absolutely love ice cream, don’t try to cut it out of your life completely for a whole year.⠀

Unless you really want to punish yourself, of course.⠀

If you’re used to eating ice cream every night, start eating it every other night instead. If you do this, you’re already way ahead. If you currently eat zero vegetables in your diet, add one serving to your dinner every night. Baby steps.⠀

Most people go from 0 to 100 (or 100 to 0 in this case) really quickly. You shouldn’t just cut out a particular food completely, you should try to start eating less of it.⠀

But the reverse is true, too. Don’t suddenly force yourself to eat only salad and twigs for every meal. Slowly add more vegetables to your diet. By taking a slow, gradual approach, you’re setting yourself up for long-term success.⠀

I know I probably sound like a broken record sometimes, but it’s only because this is so incredibly important. Nutritiona Coach is also teaching: “Eat this, not that” is a TERRIBLE approach to dieting.⠀

Eat more of some foods and less of other foods, but remember that there’s a place for ALL food in your diet. Yes, even pizza…. Especially pizza. Always eat pizza.

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