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Researchers say there is a reason most diets don't work

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Ever wonder why diets don't work?  According to researchers at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, it's all about psychology.

Dr. Glen Kent says, "They tell you what to do, and what not to do.  And you have to eliminate things from your eating habits and your diet.  None of this is good for us psychologically. It is not good for us psychologically to be told what to do. Nobody likes to be told what to do. Rules are external set of requirements. It does not let us think about what is going on inside ourselves."  

Dr. Kent says never give up the food that makes you the most happy because that's the worst thing you can to yourself, psychologically.  He says the best way to avoid getting into trouble with food is to focus on the quality instead of quantity of what you eat.  And when you're craving something, allow for those treats in moderation.

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