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Being on a Diet Is. . .  

Casey Cavanagh
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List Rules I'll just have a side of air to go with my kale, thanks.

Have you ever been on a diet before? Most people go on one at least once in their lifetimes, and depending on your personal experience with dieting, it may or may not have gone so well. Does dieting mean just cutting out calories? And what about cleanses, do they count? 

If you've ever looked up dieting tips on the Internet, you know there are thousands of fads, pills, and tricks people claim will melt the fat right off you. These days, it's all about losing the most amount of weight with the least amount of effort. Regardless of whether those things actually work, finding ways to lose weight is a personal journey each person must go on.

So, what's it like being on a diet? Tell us your thoughts by voting on the list below or adding items that aren't there yet!

 
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Not Just Something Women Do is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Not Just Something Women Do
Diets are something men do, too.
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Not Something That Should Be a... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Not Something That Should Be a Fad
Eating healthy should be a lifestyle, not a phase.
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Healthy, If Done Correctly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Healthy, If Done Correctly
Too many people think being on a diet means just not eating.
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Necessary for Some People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Necessary for Some People
If your weight has started to cause health problems, dieting might be your only option.
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Hard To Stay Consistent With is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Hard To Stay Consistent With
The first few days always start off so strong, but eventually, your resolve begins to weaken...
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Frustrating is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Frustrating
But I WANT to eat the red velvet cupcake! 
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Often Misinterpreted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Often Misinterpreted
Just because I'm on a diet doesn't mean I'm not eating. It means I have changed what foods I'm eating.
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Admirable is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Admirable
It takes courage, strength, and perseverance for someone to acknowledge that they need to make a life change and then follow through with it. Way to go!
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Too Common Among Young Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Too Common Among Young Girls
You should not be going on a diet before you have even hit puberty, unless it's been recommended by your doctor.
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Eye Opening is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Eye Opening
When you are forced to be aware of each thing you consume, you suddenly notice how many processed chemicals you've been consuming. 
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Energizing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Energizing
When you stop eating like crap, you don't feel as irritable and fatigued all the time. It's refreshing!
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Empowering is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Empowering
Taking control of your life, your health, and your decisions is a good feeling. Being aware of what you're consuming is a great way to remind yourself that you are in control.
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Annoying is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Annoying
People always have their two cents to chime in with.
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Useless If You Don't Exercise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Useless If You Don't Exercise
You can eat all the kale in the world, but if you don't work out regularly, you are never going to lose the weight you want or be your healthiest self.
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Expensive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Expensive
Buying all that healthy organic food adds up! Drive-thru for me, please.
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Time Consuming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Time Consuming
When you go on a diet, you quickly learn how much time and energy throughout the day is actually revolved around eating... or the lack there of.
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A Form of Punishment is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
A Form of Punishment
Why would you put yourself through that kind of starvation and deprivation?
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Something Everyone Should Do a... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Something Everyone Should Do at Least Once
Don't knock it 'til you try it, haters.
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Overrated is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Overrated
If you don't see results, it is easy to feel like they are overrated. What's all the rave about?
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Exciting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Exciting
If I keep up this diet, soon I am going to finally be able to fit in my skinny jeans. Plus, I'm my confidence is soaring.
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Basically a Way of Starving Yo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Basically a Way of Starving Yourself
Instead of telling people you are on a diet, why don't you tell people that you are only eating lettuce, instead? As long as we are being honest.
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Setting Yourself Up for Failur... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Setting Yourself Up for Failure
A diet can't last forever, which is why you shouldn't try fad diets. You should just aim to eat healthy and make good choices. It is a lifestyle!
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Only Okay If Your Doctor Recco... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Only Okay If Your Doctor Reccomends It
Unless you have medical reasons for going on a diet, and you know exactly which diet is right for your body, you shouldn't be on one. Only a trained doctor should have the right to tell someone they need to change the way they eat. Skinny does not mean healthy.
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A Way of Telling the World You... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
A Way of Telling the World You Think You're Fat
Most people assume that being on a diet translates to wanting to lose weight, instead of just wanting to be healthier.
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Pointless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Being on a Diet Is. . .
Pointless
Basically, you don't eat, but then when you can't take it anymore, and you do give into the sweets, your body clings to all the fat. Right?