DIET doesn't have to be a "4-letter" word. Let's think of it more in term of "LIFE". Now that's a 4-letter word we can live with. Well over half of Americans have tried to diet at some point in their lives. Goodness knows there are plenty of fad diets and providers that promise meals or pills to make you drop pounds. But so many of us fail at dieting, why is that? For starters, you need to understand what your body needs because we are all different. Based on sex, age, activity level, and medical needs; every 'body' needs something unique. You can spend a great deal of cash on pre-made meals and still not lose weight or at least not as much as you may need. Maintaining a healthy weight is invaluable to maintaining good health. Heart disease, diabetes, anemia, depression, sexual abilities, and so many more issues are all exacerbated by excessive weight.