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TC's Pam Koch: Dieting is Easier When Healthy Foods are Attractive

 

It's easier to stick to a diet if it includes foods we like and not foods we don't like, Pam Koch, RD, executive director of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, says in an article on Health.com.

"We are more successful at sticking to our healthy eating plans when we think about healthy foods being attractive and exciting than when we dwell on avoiding unhealthy foods," Koch says. And eliminating our favorite foods is often not a good strategy for long-term weight loss. "Thinking 'Yes, I can' gets us further than thinking, 'I better not.'"

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Published Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Pam Koch
Pam Koch, Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy

 

It's easier to stick to a diet if it includes foods we like and not foods we don't like, Pam Koch, RD, executive director of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, says in an article on Health.com.

"We are more successful at sticking to our healthy eating plans when we think about healthy foods being attractive and exciting than when we dwell on avoiding unhealthy foods," Koch says. And eliminating our favorite foods is often not a good strategy for long-term weight loss. "Thinking 'Yes, I can' gets us further than thinking, 'I better not.'"

See full story here.

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