Forget 'Diet' -- Instead, 'Edit'

January 20, 2015 5:47 PM

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"Detox" seems to be the word of the month. January is when my inbox is flooded with detox tips, plans and foods to make you feel better about yourself after really enjoying yourself over the holidays. What detoxing does to reduce your food intake and boost your confidence is nothing compared to what it does to boost sales for diet books and paid meal plans to serve all those New Year's resolutions that start out with a bang and then fizzle out.

I am not a fan of the the words "detox" or "diet." I also don't believe in giving up what brings me pleasure to be healthy. Pleasure is healthy. Why give it up? We should have more, not less, in our lives. I also never understood the term "guilty pleasure," because no one should feel "guilty" about ...

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