Those Who Don’t Diet are Better at Improving Health Than Those Who Do Diet

Though the thought of counting calories and measuring portions doesn’t bring smiles to most people’s faces, many people succumb to such dieting measures because they believe it will improve their health.

However, according to a two-year study published in an issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, if you’re looking to achieve long-term health improvements, behavior changes and self-acceptance are more effective than dieting any day of the week.

The other half were assigned to a non-dieting group that focused on paying attention to internal body cues about hunger, letting go of restrictive “diet-like” eating habits and working with negative self-image. After two years, the researchers found:In the study of 78 obese women, aged 30-45, half were assigned to a dieting group, which focused on counting calories and fat content, restricting food consumption and monitoring their weight.

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