What is dieting?Jun 23, 2022
You need to know this if you're convinced you don't diet...
...yet you're still having binge episodes, eating past fullness and feeling out of control around certain foods (hello bag of chips.)
Diet culture is sneaky!
Diet mentality is rampant even if you aren't actively engaged in dieting behaviors (there's a difference.)
Perhaps you don't diet, you just "focus on eating healthy".
Maybe you don't relate to dieting, but it's a "lifestyle" for you.
You'd never dream of doing a diet! You just eat "whole, unprocessed foods."
Here's the thing:
If you are changing your eating or exercise with the intent to make your body smaller OR maintain a shrunken body, that is dieting.
If it's a "detox" that tells you what to eat, it's a diet.
If it's a "cleanse" that only allows certain foods to help you lose weight, it's a diet.
If it's a program that promises weight loss with no dieting (but "treats in moderation"), that's a diet.
It can be really hard to see dieting mentality and behavior just remember it's all about shrinking your body by controlling or modifying your eating and/or movement.
What's the worst diet you ever tried?
Mine was a 1200 calorie meal delivery service that left me STARVING.