Not Choosing a Sustainable Way of Eating
Diets don't work. Period. Cutting down drastically on calories, cutting out food groups or the foods that you love, or setting strict rules about when you can eat is impossible to stick to long term, Lauren said.
Find ways to slowly reduce calories without feeling deprived. Eating more veggies, fruits, and other whole foods is one way to do that. Look up healthier alternatives to your favorite not-so-healthy recipes. And don't limit your favorite foods entirely; make them part of your balanced diet.
Lauren said that "before you go on a diet, ask yourself, 'Will I be able to stick to this long term?' If you wouldn't be able to give up a food for the rest of your life, that diet is BS and not good for you!"