Want permanent weight loss? Here’s why you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

As anyone who has ever turned away from a Venetian dessert cart knows, discomfort is learning to live with the word no. Maybe you’ve been convinced by some slick advertising campaign insisting that mature, moderate, healthy eating can be accomplished effortlessly without ever having to say “no” to the foods you love. Not true! Although this ruse sells diet programs, eventually, as the saying goes, you (really) can’t have your cake and eat it, too—at least not on any regular basis! This is especially true with addictive, “trigger” foods that will reawaken and sustain old, destructive habits. If you’re still insisting that such-and-such diet guarantees that you can eat all the “cake” you want and still lose weight, then fasten your seat belt, you’ve got some traveling to do as you go down that yo-yo highway.

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