Tips from Camp Kale: #1 Lifestyle Change for Weight Loss

There are a million ways we try to get skinny.

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Shakeology.

Atkins, Paleo, South Beach, Slow Carb, Whole 30.

High protein, low carb.

High carb, low fat.

No sugar. No fruit. No gluten.

Injections. Pills. 500 calories a day. Freezing. Surgery.

Juice fasting, fat fasting, master cleanse, the cabbage soup diet — heck, there’s an even a Peanut Butter Diet.

Yes, peanut butter. For real.

Here’s the truth, regardless of which diet-of-the-week you’re trying: fad diets can definitely work for the short-term.

And that’s fine — there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose a few pounds so you can feel fabulous for your wedding or at your high school reunion or on a tropical vacation.

However, having some short-term weight loss — and following the restrictive kind of diet that got you there — often isn’t sustainable.

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