The Ultimate Diet Cheat Sheet


Forget everything you’ve been told about diet and exercise. Stop counting calories and cutting carbs. In fact, cancel your gym membership, too. With our Ultimate Diet Cheat Sheet, you won’t need it.

At first glance, it may seem crazy, but this stuff really works. It’s easy to start and even easier to sustain. Remember…

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

– Jack Canfield

Ultimate Diet Cheat Sheet

The first step is to create space for positive change by doing the following:

  • Dump the scale.
  • Throw away your diet books or magazines.
  • Unsubscribe from diet and weight loss emails.
  • Clean up your social media feeds! Hide anything that makes you feel “not good enough”.
  • Burn any BMI or “ideal weight” charts.
  • Clear the calorie counting calculator in your head.
  • Debunk and destroy the belief that you don’t have willpower.
  • Disengage in punishing exercise.
  • Resist comparing yourself to others.
  • Never diet again.

Now that there’s space, fill it by doing the following:

  • Move your body in ways that you find joy.
  • Remind yourself to breathe when stress begins to build.
  • Learn to listen and trust your body’s signals.
  • Savor the taste of foods, eating intentionally and intuitively.
  • Appreciate what your body can do for you.
  • Eat a variety of foods that are pleasing to your taste.
  • Encourage your kind and compassionate inner voice to speak up.
  • Wear comfortable clothes – clothes that feel good and make you smile.
  • Connect with supportive people.
  • Engage in self-care.

Learn more about the Green Mountain philosophy and how we’ve reinvented weight loss for 45 years.

8 responses to “The Ultimate Diet Cheat Sheet”

  1. Shalni says:

    Very happy to read you, because you have outlined very small things but these make really a great difference in an individual’s life.
    Great writing.

    • Anne Poirier, BS, CSCS, CIEC says:

      Thank you for your words Shalni. Knowing that the little things can make a big difference continues to help us move forward…and realizing that some things are easier than others. Starting with one or two…and moving on from there.

  2. Abbe Greenberg says:

    Love this! GM is the best! (Can’t wait to come back in the fall)

    • Anne Poirier, BS, CSCS, CIEC says:

      CAnt wait to see you Abbe. Thanks for your continued support and LOVE of GMFR

  3. Greta says:

    I love this. Thank you. I hope to return one day. <3

  4. Liz says:

    Yes, yes, yes! Printing this out now and putting it right up on the fridge 👍

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Anne Poirier, BS, CSCS, CIEC

Former Program Director at Green Mountain | Program Director at Shaping Perspectives - A Woman’s Way to Joy

By sharing experiences and lessons learned through her writing, Anne’s goal is to first, help women finally feel free enough to break away from their dieting chains and learn how to listen and honor their body’s internal cues. Second, to discover and experience more joy in moving their bodies and finally, understand the importance of taking time for themselves. Her philosophy of strengthening the connections among participants’ minds, hearts and bodies fits perfectly with Green Mountain’s philosophy of lasting change through comprehensive, integrative health programming. Anne is the Program Director at Shaping Perspectives - A Woman’s Way to Joy and former Program Director at Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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