We are past the holiday eating season and ready to get back into an eating routine and lose those extra pounds. Statistically, only 5% of people who lose a significant amount of weight will keep it off. Yet, 45 million of us diet. And almost 75% of us made losing weight a new year’s resolution.

So my hope is to help you avoid those dieting mistakes that lead to failure.

We discussed 10 dieting mistakes on my radio show, but here are few to help you along the weight loss journey.

Don’t announce to others that you are on a diet.

This only leads to feeling deprived, which leads to wanting to eat more! Any word that has DIE as its root is not a word you want to use. Instead, think lifestyle changes. You are making positive changes in the way you eat. This mindset helps you stay positive.

Don’t try a fad diet.

I know, it is tempting. The promise of quick weight loss, melting pounds and crazy gimmicks appeals to our quick fix mentality, but don’t go there. The reality is that slow and steady wins the diet race. Most weight you lose using a fad or gimmick, quickly returns.

Not attending to calories you are drinking.

There are so many sumptuous drinks loaded with fat and sugar. The calories really add up. And if you are drinking soda, stop and you will notice an improvement in your overall health and weight loss. Pay attention to the calories going in to your drinks-and don’t engage in mindless eating (and drinking).

There are 7 more dieting mistakes that Chris and I discuss on the show. Listen to the show to ensure success rather than failure. We don’t want you to be part of those dreary dieting statistics.

For more help with weight loss, check out my book, Press Pause Before You Eat.

Dieting mistakes to avoid

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