November 11

It’s Not a GOOD Time to Diet, But It’s the RIGHT Time #shorts


"As I was thinking about putting this video together, I had to laugh at myself as I remembered one of my reasons for not starting a diet. I had convinced myself that dieting was torture. I would then tell myself, “What if you get in an accident tomorrow? It would be terrible to spend your last day on Earth voluntarily torturing yourself by dieting.” I look back at that now and laugh at myself, but at the time, it was a real concern…"

Excerpt from my video: It's Not a GOOD Time to Diet, But It's the RIGHT Time:


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