The only difference between someone calling something a lifestyle and someone calling it a diet is that "diet" tends to be thought of colloquially as temporary. I agree with others that whether or not you consider your change in habits to be temporary or permanent doesn't make you any more or less likely to succeed. I've seen people on other forums argue about this same subject: "Ketogenic eating is a LIFESTYLE, not a DIET!!!".
Whether or not you consider your habit changes permanent can effect your actions. I don't think it should be a point of focus. My best success in dieting and any endeavor comes from taking things a day at a time. It's best not to worry about yesterday or tomorrow. Just make the best choices you can right now.
Last edited by Locke : 03-13-2014 at 03:07 PM.