Ever since I moved to Florida, when I eat my boss power meal some one asks me if I’m on a diet. They ask me why am I eating raw carrots. I tell them no, I’m just eating healthy. They ask me how much weight I’ve lost. I tell them and then they start to tell me about their mother or sister or cousin who is on a diet and how much weight they’ve lost. DIETS DON’T WORK!!! I’ve tried about 6 diets over the past 12 years. I’ve only been able to keep up with them for at most 6 months. One diet sent me to the ER and one diet gave me diarrhea. DIETS ARE NOT PERSONALIZED!! To make a lifestyle change, you have to find what works for you personally. What works for your favorite celebrity may not work for you. How long can you really keep up a cayenne pepper diet? Since I don’t like to cook, I had to find things that didn’t require me to be in the kitchen cooking. Most of the things I eat are raw foods. Some times you need help to find what works for you. Most women are used to being on a diet I realized. I know at least 4 women in my life that are on a diet right now. Every now and then I do indulge but I don’t do it every day. For me it’s about balance. I found the foods I love and so I have no problem eating them. When I was on my diets, I wasn’t eating foods I love. I was eating those foods because they helped me lose weight quickly. As soon I got to the weight that I wanted to be at, I would stop eating those foods. I would start to eat the foods that I loved which were sweets. I would go back to my comfort foods. Now I don’t need those comfort foods anymore because I get my comfort from traveling, going on adventures, and sharing my story. I’m taking care of my spirit now, which is what I really needed all along. SO I WILL NOT DIET AGAIN!!