You get that nagging feeling. You've wanted to drop some pounds for a while now. And the idea just won't let you go. 

Maybe an upcoming event is pushing you to look your best. And you know, deep down, that now might as well be the time to set a start date for your weight-loss journey. 

Then self-sabotage kicks in. Thoughts of doubt and discomfort creep up. But why? 

Anyone who has tried dieting knows that to make any headway with weight loss, you have to cut down on your calorie intake somehow. That’s a given. 

Then why are there so many different weight-loss diets? And, if anyone of these diets really do work, wouldn’t we all be skinny by now?

When Dr. Atkins came out with the first version of his low-carb diet in 1972, many folks loved the lure of an all-you-can-eat menu of steak, butter, eggs and fat. 

While this was appealing, up to a point, people grew to miss some of those carbs . . . and regular bowel movements!

The Wheat-Belly diet, the Grain-Brain diet, and the Keto diet are all just sequels or “prequels” to the low-carb frenzy created by Atkins so many years ago. 

One of the main ideas behind these diets is that by eliminating carbs, some calories (and gluten) get slashed as well.  

But these diets, or at least how they are being used, are often not healthy, partly because carbs are being demonized and fat is being lionized.

But remember that, in searching for the right diet, you can end up stuck in a mental cul-de-sac. 

Because for any diet to work, it’s got to last. It’s got to be satisfying. And it can’t keep making you feel deprived.

It’s not about eating only grapefruit for a week or two, then resuming your old eating habits. You have to like your diet or be able to adapt to it in the long term. 

Are you a Millennial?" If so, you were born between 1982 and 2001, and it may be your generation that now influences increased concerns with body image and transforming the diet landscape for all of us.

A recent report by Mills and Hogue published in Science Direct concludes that social media engagement with attractive peers actually worsened body image in young adult women.

“We really need to educate young people on how social media use could be making them feel about themselves and how this could even be linked to stringent dieting, eating disorders, or excessive exercise. There are people who may be triggered by social media and who are especially vulnerable,” concludes Mills.

What it boils down to is some people diet because they have a poor body image, not because they want to feel better or be healthy. 

Weight loss is being talked about everywhere — and we mean everywhere.

On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, in magazines, on TV and by our friends, our co-workers, and even our family.

But is all of this chatter about weight loss today helping us lose more weight or understand weight loss better?

Not by a long shot.

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You just had your baby, and emotions are running high. The arrival of your newborn brings overwhelming joy. Yet your feelings may also be mixed when dealing with body changes. 

But, oh yes, you can lose that baby weight.

Most women lose half of their baby weight six weeks postpartum. You can figure on returning to your pre-pregnancy weight between 6 to 8 months after delivery. 

But, did you know that by baby’s first birthday, 25 percent of new mothers are still holding on to excess postpartum weight gain?

If you're a new mom and eager to get out of those stretched-out elastic waistbands and feel slim again, read on.