By Mel, selected from DivineCaroline
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By Sheer Balance, DivineCaroline
Chances are that at some point in your life you went on a diet. You may even be on one now. Or you made a New Year's resolution to diet in 2011. Let me stop you there. If you are planning on losing weight in the future, save your money and time, and instead, resolve not to diet. No, I'm not kidding.
I'm going to tell you a secret … dieting doesn't work. Some of you may be thinking: "But my friend lost 20 pounds on the Atkins diet!" or "I have heard fantastic things about Nutrisystem." Sure, these diets work in the short term, but after a dieter stops dieting, they most likely put back on some, if not all of the weight.
I'd like you to indulge me and make a resolution or set a goal not to diet. And, I want you to remember the following things about diets, why they don't work, and what are better solutions:
1. Lack of nutrition
Contrary to popular belief,