03/31/2014 10:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why Diets Are So Bad For Your Body, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, had a refreshingly unconventional response to the question of whether or not to diet.

“Don’t diet!” David insisted. "It's just a four letter word. You’ll quickly lose muscle and water, then when you fall off the wagon, you’ll gain back that weight as fat, not metabolism-boosting muscle.”

David doesn’t believe in strict dieting because the restrictive model is based on deprivation rather than rewards.

“When you fall off the wagon after a restrictive diet doesn’t work out, you’ll actually be worse off than you started,” he told us.

For more of David's healthy living tips, view the slideshow below:

Healthy Eating Tips From David Zinczenko

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