“D-I-E-T”-Noun or Verb?

Lori Boxer
Weight★No★More℠ Diet Center

 

When you think of the word diet, do you think of it as a noun or a verb?

 

The answer to that question may very well explain why dieting is so difficult for so many. Those who struggle the most with weight loss and lifestyle change are those whose underlying intention is to change their eating habits only for the short-term. The problem with short-term commitment is that it typically results in short-term success at best. The key to successful long-term lifestyle change lies in finding and nurturing a lifetime commitment.

 

So back to the initial question regarding how you view the word diet. According to the dictionary, diet is defined as: “What a person or animal usually eats and drinks: daily fare.” In this definition, diet is a noun which refers to the food you eat as part of your regular daily nutritional intake. In this way, diet is defined as your nutritional lifestyle. It is when you think of diet as a verb that you get into trouble.

 

“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” ~ Martina Navratilova

 

The truth is, being successful at long-term weight loss is really all about whether you are truly committed to lifestyle change or simply involved in dieting. It all comes down to whether you see diet as a noun or a verb! How do you see this word?

 

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