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Are you stressed about all the weight you gained over the holidays? Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of one more diet? Diets are awful and they leave you feeling listless, cranky, hungry and deprived.


Most people blame their lack of success on not having enough willpower. If you are counting on willpower alone to get you to your goal weight, you’ve lost the battle before you’ve even begun. Our limited supply of willpower is usually spent by the end of the day, when most people begin their out-of-control eating. You may be able to get through a couple of tough nights, but eventually you are going to cave. Inevitably, you end up feeling like a failure once again.

        Stop subjecting yourself to this cycle. The simple truth is diets don’t work. Counting calories isn’t going to get you to where you want to be either.

        Your body craves nutrients not calories.  Eat the nourishing foods your body loves and you will never have to diet again. Your body will reward you with increased energy, glowing skin, clear, focused thinking, deep restful sleep and a naturally slender body.

        Sounds like it should be easy, but there’s lots of confusion these days about which foods actually are “healthy.” That answer is a little different for everyone, but there are some truths you need to be aware of.

        Things have changed a lot in the past 50 years. There are many foods we call by the same name as we did back then, but the makeup of that food (the way we grow it, process it and eat it) has changed dramatically. Wheat is a great example of that. The seeds are hybridized, grown in depleted soil and then sprayed with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. It is then sent to mills where the portions of the wheat kernel that are richest in proteins, vitamins and minerals are removed.

        The changes haven’t been beneficial and as a result, our gut health is not as good as it was generations ago. The combination of those two factors means your body could be reacting poorly to certain “healthy” foods. One side effect could be persistent weight gain and pounds you simply cannot lose.

        The simplest and least expensive way of determining how certain foods are affecting your health and body size is to do an elimination diet. Removing the biggest offenders (gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, chemicals and highly processed foods) from your diet for a minimum of two weeks can bring about changes that are nothing short of miraculous.

        I have seen weight come off without hunger, body aches, pains and acid reflux disappear, blood pressure and high blood sugar return to normal, cholesterol levels drop by as much as 100 points and restful sleep restored.

        Additionally, clients report the change that surprised and delighted them the most was the sense of calm they experienced when they removed the problem foods and replaced them with delicious, nutrient-dense foods. They were amazed to discover they were handling problems better, were more patient with their children and were better partners with their loved ones.

        Could this approach be the right solution for you? Visit, take the diet evaluation quiz and see how you score. Fill in your name and email and I will set up a time to give you a free analysis of your results.

Let’s make 2018 the year you decide to never diet again.

Kathy D’Agati is Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach and a Certified Gluten Practitioner. Her company is Back to Basic Wellness. She will give you all the support you need to make and sustain a healthy lifestyle. She specializes in food intolerances, acid reflux, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, persistent weight gain and autoimmune disease.

For more information, call 866-222-6490 or visit


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