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The Small Change Diet

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The newest diet book on the market is one of the smartest ones ever written. Are you tired of making drastic changes to your lifestyle, only to get burnt out and then go back to even worse habits?

Keri Gans, Registered Dietitian, saw that in her large private practice of clients she worked with it wasn’t the drastic changes that made people successful. It was the people who made small changes that had the most success long term. “It’s not who loses weight the quickest but who keeps it off the longest,” Keri says. I think it’s brilliant. We are too busy and stressed in our lives to make major changes, so small changes that add up to big success should speak to everyone!

Her book, The Small Change Diet, recommends 10 specific steps for losing weight and keeping the weight off over the long term. Her whole idea is that you can do a few small things regularly, and this will lead these things becoming habit, which then become second nature. Nothing unrealistic or faddish here!

Keri suggests mastering one new habit at a time, then moving on to the next one. She recommends that you choose whichever of the 10 steps you want to start with and tackle it. Once it becomes habit, move on to another step. After you master all 10 steps, you will be thinner and healthier!

Keri’s 10 steps of The Small Change Diet include:

  1. Create a healthy eating schedule.
  2. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  3. Cut empty beverage calories.
  4. Increase fiber intake.
  5. Reduce the undercover calories of dressing and sauces.
  6. Eat leaner meats.
  7. Find the right fats and lose the bad fats.
  8. Curb sugar and salt cravings.
  9. Stay healthy in social situations.
  10. Exercise.

Each step is broken down in the various chapters of the book offering tips and tricks to make it a lifelong habit that becomes second nature. This book offers great tips even to those who don’t need to lose weight but are just looking to get healthier.

Bravo to Keri Gans, RD and The Small Change Diet. Pick up a copy today and start making small changes. Follow Keri on Twitter at @kerigans or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheSmallChangeDiet for a small change tip every day!

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Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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