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The word DIET.....nobody likes that word! I try to utilize a variety of vocabulary words in place of DIET. We all want to be healthy, but it is hard to give up our favorite foods that aren't the best for us nutritionally. I always tell patients that they need to think of meal planning as their new lifestyle, a change that will take some time to occur but will remain with them a lifetime.
Lifestyle changes, meal planning, healthier choices, substitution, and food swapping........call it what you want, but sticking to it is difficult. Rome wasn't built in a day so changes need to occur over time to really stick. Don't pull a "cold Turkey" move......it never works. Start by taking away one food at a time that is less than healthy (fatty foods, fried foods, or snacks). Replace that one snack or food with something healthier. You may not like it at first, but over time your body will adjust and it will become the new snack.