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Dieting - Specific Areas

Another common area about dieting is describing the exact area of where you want to lose weight.  For some people, they want to lose weight on the arms or the legs, or even on the cheeks.  Here are some things you may say.

"I am going on a diet until I get skinny legs."
"I've been on a diet for 3 months now and I can't get rid of the fat under my arms."
"I hate my love handles.  I can't seem to get rid of them."

Love handles are the fat on the side of the stomach.

"I want to lose weight on my cheeks."

"What is the best way to lose weight on the thighs?"
"How do you get rid of the fat on the cheeks?"
"I can't seem to lose my gut.  I'm pretty skinny everywhere but my gut is a big problem."

Gut is the lower part of the stomach.  Many people have some fat on the gut.

Other general sentences

"I am way too undisciplined to go on a diet."
"I like to eat too much.  I wouldn't survive a day on a diet."
"If I can eat ice cream then I don't have a problem with a diet."

"A good diet is a combination of eating well and exercising."
"Many people think dieting is all about eating less."
"I think exercising is more important than eating less."
"The best way to naturally lose weight is to eat five times a day but smaller amounts."

Talking about other people

"She used to be so fat in high school.  I can't believe how skinny she is now.  I wonder what kind of diet she went on."
"She's been on a diet for 6 months and still looks the same.  She has to be cheating."
"My sister has always been skinny, but after she gave birth, she had to go on a diet."

Let's put all this together and practice with a conversation.

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