Anyone who has battled a weight problem know what it is like to feel guilty about every bit of food they eat. They become obsessed with every new diet fad that come along especially those that promise unrealistic results and/or quick fixes. They can resort to eating a single food for days or choose foods that promise fat-burning properties. They follow the latest diet from the last issue of a tabloid from the supermarket. They may lose weight initially for a while, reach a plateau and give up to pursue another ill-fated attempt. Dieting in itself can promote weight gain since with each attempt, your body adjusts to prevent weight loss. The following article gives a more common sense and realistic approach.