The word conjures up different emotions. One is dread. We know dieting isn’t fun. A piece of chocolate is so comforting, the smell of a steak on the grill so enticing, a scoop of ice cream so satisfying. There’s no way around it, it’s difficult to give up the short-term gratifications of eating.
But the other emotion the word can bring to mind is satisfaction. That’s how we feel when we see the results of a diet. Drop a couple of dress sizes and you feel better about everything—the way you look, the way you feel, the way
Susan L. Hirshman