What Can You Focus on Instead?

I thought dieting would make me feel healthier. I thought over-exercising at the gym would finally make me feel good in my own body. I thought counting calories and timing meals was what everyone should be doing. I didn’t understand how people could be healthy without food rules or rigorous exercise habits.

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It's Called a Diet, Not a Healthy Lifestyle

When I was on a diet, I thought I was simply living a healthy lifestyle. At the time, I did not think the food rules I was following were harming my physical and mental health. I felt strong and empowered when I would refuse a treat at the office or would pass on cake and ice cream at someone’s birthday party. I remember thinking to myself, “Wow all these people are harming their bodies, but I am choosing to take care of mine.”

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How to Become an Intuitive Eater

Diets have too many rules that are not sustainable over a long period of time. I understand that following a specific diet may help you lose weight and/or help you feel healthier, but one day you are going to want to break the rules.

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Diets Can Never Give You Food Freedom

When I see specific diets claiming "food freedom", I cannot help but laugh.  I don't understand how a diet can guarantee you food freedom when there are so many rules surrounding your food choices.  Dieting and food freedom can never go together and here is why.

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Change Your Motivator

I've been hearing from various people that they are trying to live a healthier lifestyle but are trying to change what motivates them.  These people do not want their motivator to be having a "bikini body".  They are searching for a better reason but do not know how to get rid of this mindset around appearance.

As an anti-dieter and an advocate for body positivity, I love helping people with these types of challenges.  My main motivator during my early 20's was to have the bikini body and that left me feeling unworthy and lonely.  

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