Just Say No To Deprivation

Meri Raffetto

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So many times I hear women, frustrated with their current body weight, make statements such as: “I have to stop eating”. Or, I see them pass up an item on a buffet table with a pained look on their faces.

Believe it or not, you have to eat to manage weight and lead a healthy life! While there are some foods that should be limited, and others that should be added to the diet, there are no foods that should be completely banned. This is a matter of food preference and balance. For me, “banning” bacon for the rest of my like would not be difficult, but “banning” desserts? That would be another story. You may feel the opposite: Maybe you want to enjoy two strips of bacon every Sunday morning, but can live without the sweets or only limit them to special occasions.

We all have a unique relationship with food. Our goal at Real Living Nutrition is to help you establish a healthy relationship with food that fits your lifestyle and health goals.

So enjoy what you eat, every day. Have positive thoughts about food, not negative ones.


  • Meri Raffetto

    Meri Raffetto was the original founder of Real Living Nutrition. A triplet mom and author of the Glycemic Index Diet for Dummies and coauthor of the Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies, and Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies.