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Now I’m not an ‘anti-diet’ type person.
A diet is just a way we choose to eat in relation to our life, goals, values, preferences etc.
So being anti that 👆🏻 doesn’t really make sense to me.
And (strategic) diets definitely have their place too, especially for those who want to change their current situation.
They provide structure, guidelines and somewhere to work from for a specified amount of time.
The thing most people get wrong- It’s probably not the best idea to pick a diet right off the shelf or because a scantily clad ‘influencer’ on instagram said it was a good idea.
Just in case you were wondering though, here’s what I am anti:
- Douchebag celebs endorsing naff (great word) fads and products.
- People preaching their own choices/ diet as the BEST way for everybody.
- Labelling foods as ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
- Others telling others how they SHOULD eat, behave, look.
- Unsolicited advice and opinions- “Thanks random person I met at the party, I’ll definitely try that 1 weird trick to lose the weight I didn’t tell you I wanted to lose.”
- Placing personal opinion over the bulk of evidence- “Well, it worked for me!” 🤦🏼♂️
- Egotists overcomplicating nutrition in order to come across as intelligent and someone you should listen to.
- People with zero quals/ certs selling miracle shakes to make a quick buck.
- Decaf coffee (just kidding, but not really).
Why am I saying this?
Because once we understand the principles of nutrition and how they can serves us, it becomes simpler to make better and more responsible choices.
So to get to my point- No, diets themselves aren’t inherently bad.
Although If you are considering a change in your nutrition, just make sure you’re basing your decision on what’s right for YOU (and that you’re doing it for the right reasons of course).