How is a food plan different from a diet?

A diet is a temporary way of eating that we endure in order to lose weight. Once we have achieved our goal, we go back to our old habits and return to our original weight. A food plan, on the other hand, is a permanent part of our way of life. Whether we are in the process of losing, gaining, or maintaining our weight, we consider the food plan as only one of several tools that we use in working the CEA HOW Twelve Step Program.