The short version is that diets suck. I mean, who do you know that actually enjoys going on a diet?
Even though we know diets don't work for the long haul, we're conditioned to believe that they're the only way to lose weight and look great. So we try them all.
There's one thing you should know before I continue: My diet of choice was ice cream.
I tried to eat healthy, I really did. In fact, I tried really hard. I knew all about how brown rice is better for you than white. I chose brown more often than not. I even chose whole wheat bread instead of white. And then there was that South Beach Diet stint, too ...
But mostly there was ice cream.
Clearly, something wasn't right. I went through a lot of trial and error and eventually figured it out: Diets. Don't. Work.
Since that epiphany, my entire life changed. Now I get to eat delicious, delectable food to my heart's content while following a whole foods plant-based lifestyle. And now I have killer abs! Strangely enough, those were just a side effect of my new way of living.
I'd like to save you some of the trouble I went through, so here are my reasons why I don't diet: