Eating unhealthy foods increases the risk of such serious health issues as type 2 diabetes and heart attacks.
Those who eat 400 fewer daily calories, but are eating unhealthy foods have a 2 1/2 times higher risk of abdominal obesity than those that eat larger portions of healthy food.
Diets turn food into the enemy - Food provides nourishment and comfort, but diets can make you afraid to eat, therefore depriving you of one of life's greatest pleasures
Diets are unhealthy - The cycle of weight loss followed by weight gain can make you lose calcium from your bones and lean tissue from the body
Diets take away your energy - Little food means not enough energy for physical activity and enjoyment
If you need extra protein in your diet, try mixing cottage cheese with yogurt. It has no effect on the taste and adds a bit of texture
If you need extra protein in your diet, try adding cottage cheese to your mashed potatoes
Dessert: 2 forks = 1/2 the calories
Eating healthy snacks during the day can help keep the your metabolism going all day and help stop the urge to eat in the evening
People who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight and generally feel better throughout the day. Skipping breakfast can put your body into "starvation mode", causing your body to store your next meal as fat