We think it’s time to cast off the diet mentality, and today’s nationally recognized “No Diet Day” is the perfect opportunity to kick start a healthy, permanent lifestyle change. There’s no need to subject yourself to trendy diets or punishing juice cleanses; and, in fact, most experts would agree that dieting isn’t the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. Instead, we would suggest trying out the principle of “intuitive eating.”
First coined in 1995 by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, “intuitive eating” is an elegant solution to the diet-obsessed culture we live in. This elegantly complex practice trains you to eat based off of your body’s own signals, relying on instinct and intuition in choosing your day-to-day nutrition. It puts you in charge of your meal and doesn’t position food as a good or bad entity. You don’t have to punish yourself for having that slice of cake, and you don’t have to brag about only having a kale salad for lunch.