Junk Food Junkie

Written by Erica Paredes

Junk food has been part of our diets since the time we could say candy. Unless you were home-schooled and your parents were constantly breathing down your neck about what you did, chances are, you developed a real taste for sugary drinks and salty snacks by the time you hit elementary.

Most of us received a daily allowance when we went to school, whether or not we had baon and school cafeterias, alongside possibly healthy lunches, provided us with our junk food fixes in the form of donuts, ice cream, snack sized bags of chips and cans of soda.

How sweet life would be if we had the same cravings for vegetables and other healthy foods. But how does one change habits that have been around longer than they can remember? The Parisian Diet by Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen is not a diet as you would normally consider a diet to be. In fact, he has said that he is not advocating a miracle program, but rather, a change in mindset, eating habits and lifestyle in order for it to become part of who you are, and not a struggle that you need to endure for the rest of your life. In this program, you will learn to WANT to eat things that are good for you, because our bodies really crave for what will nourish them, but our taste buds and cravings get in the way so much that we don't even realize it.

Education is the Key

The great thing about The Parisian Diet is that you are not forced to do things to make you lose weight in a short amount of time. There are no insane promises of losing an unrealistic amount of weight in one week, nor are there warnings that you should eliminate whole food groups. Some of these diets may work if you want to be technical about it, but more often than not, they will also eliminate your body of essential nutrients, which makes it bad for you in the long run. Are you willing to risk your health for a few pounds? With The Parisian Diet, you can take as long as you want to lose weight. You don't need to feel worried or guilty, because you will go at your own pace. There will be no ruler spanking your behind, no punishment, only help and encouragement. At the end of the day, it may take you 3 months, or even 6 months to reach your target weight, but you can be sure you will no longer yo-yo as you have in the past and your weight will be stabilized forever.

A certain amount of junk food is allowable in the diet, because Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen realizes we are not machines and there needs to be some sort of pleasure in the diet in order for it to be effective. You will be pleasantly surprised to see chocolate, chips, cheese and even soda and wine incorporated into your meal plans. There are suggestions for Chinese restaurants and even pizza and fast food, because The Parisian Diet understands that you need choices for every situation you are placed in.

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Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen
is the founder of The Parisian Diet, which is about the pleasure of eating and being able to eat all types of food.

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