To be healthy and fit, you must set good habits to live by day after day. Don’t fall for the fad traps; just make a good effort to eat well and stay active. Diet products are so tremendously successful because they often make promises of rapid and easy weight loss, leading us to set unrealistic goals for ourselves. Although it is tempting to want to “shed 5 lbs in a week” or “drop 2 dress sizes in a month,” these goals are often doomed to meet failure. When we inevitably fail to meet these unrealistic goals, we are often left with self-hatred and guilt. By thinking about weight loss as something that should happen gradually, embracing small changes and lifelong goals, we stand to improve our physical and mental health without all the restriction and regret.