Do you follow what we call the squirrel diet? This is the scenario where you’re constantly distracted by different diets, thinking hoping the next one will be THE one that will finally work for you.

Well, we want you to stop that right now! And we encourage you to take a more holistic approach.

First off, let’s talk about the verbiage – the word diet in and of itself is really just about the food you eat from day to day. But it takes on a whole other meaning when applied to weight loss. This is the “diet” term we have an issue with.

Diet definition #1: the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. No emotion connected, not negative or positive.

Diet definition #2: a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons. Has more of a negative, restrictive connotation.

Our advice is to reclaim the first definition when referring to the word diet!

So basically a diet is the way a person eats, or an eating plan. And in order to find what’s going to work for you to help you lose weight, feel good in your body, and keep you healthy and energized, we have found over the years that there are really 3 essential criteria to take into account.

By embracing our 3 criteria, you’ll gain awareness for a clear path forward to losing weight and staying healthy forever. We share these criteria in our Best Diet for Women Over 50 video, which you can access HERE. Let us know in the comments below the video, are you currently followin any of these criteria now? Which ones need work?