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How to Stop “Going on a Diet” and Change the Way You Eat Forever

By Kerry Weiss
May 15, 2023

Ask anyone how to lose weight and they'll likely say, “Go on a diet.” We've been told this our entire lives—and we may start to hear it even more as we age, when our metabolism tends to slow down and muscle mass declines, shifting body composition to a higher percentage of fat.

Approximately 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, according to Boston Medical Center. But experts say traditional diets don't actually work. In fact, they may lead to more serious health issues, like disordered eating or nutritional deficiencies.

The good news: There’s a better take on “dieting” that can help you lose weight and live a more healthy life. Here’s what to know.