Thursday, May 03, 2012

International No Diet Day

Get ready for International No Diet Day on Sunday! How about it?

You might wonder if a day of eating everything in sight really better than watching what you eat. I think the day isn't about going off your diet, but about trusting yourself to eat in a healthy way without fixating on food. I believe it's a day of rest from counting, measuring, weighing, considering nutrients and limiting things. Of course, the best approach to food is to simply eat when you're hungry, stop when you're no longer hungry and trust your body to tell you what it needs, but that's surprisingly difficult to do in our American food-fixated culture. What do you really want to eat if you're not worried about calorie counts or triggered by racks of candy bars? Disconnect food from all the emotions and rules and thoughts of this-treat-compensates-for-my-wretched-life and eat what your body is truly asking for.

That's how I'm approaching International Diet Day, anyway.

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