Post # 1
For the first time in my adult life I am actually successfully losing weight. It’s the first time I have forgotten about the scales, the calories & the hype surrounding particular diets that usually involve eliminating whole food groups. We see it everywhere, and someone we all know is always on a ‘diet’.
What I am eating is just good, healthy, fresh, mostly unprocessed and organic food. Eggs, bread, meat, fruit, veg and lots of homemade healthy muffins, pancakes, biscuits etc- all made with my health in mind. It took MANY failed attempts to realise that this is just how life should be! No fads or diet shakes, just good food- with the occassional feast of all my favourite not so healthy foods of course 🙂
I have an intsagram account that is just for posting recipes, and I follow many health & food accounts. Some of these accounts talk about ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’ food, but that just seems like another diet craze to me!
I think people have forgotten how to just eat healthy foods most of the time, without calling it a diet or ‘clean’ eating. I know I had for a long time.
Post # 3
DING DING DING GAH PHONE IS WEIRD
Post # 4
It’s an interesting question. Goes along with the fact that anyone who orders a salad is instantly questioned as to whether they’re on a diet!
Post # 5
I truly beleive that many people are learning how to eat again. I’m hearing from more people are starting to eat how you are describing ( real food, not the processed stuff ). It takes some time to shop, prep, package food for a day for sure.
Post # 6
ok got on my laptop b/c I can’t sleep.
but ding ding ding.
Its not about being skinny or fat, its about being healthy.
That’s why diets fail, I detest the word diet. I will say they can be helpful to jumpstart you on the right path. ultimately though a healthy lifestyle has amazing benefits from losing weight to having more energy etc. Its only through choosing such a life style that you achieve sustainable benefits normally associated with diets.
Also I beg to differ on clean eating, even for healthy people there are foods out there like dairy which isn’t necessarily a clean food.
Post # 7
This is so true.
I make 90% of the food I eat from scratch because of some severe allergies, and when people hear about the things I eat they are shocked at how “healthy” I eat, and say things like, “No wonder you’re so skinny!”. But the funny thing is that I don’t try to eat low fat or diet food. Just healthy grains, meat, fruit and veg.
I think if people would set down the Sidekicks, Riceroni or whatever other crap they’re eating and just make real food society in general would be much healthier.
Post # 8
I hate the word “diet”…it sounds like a fad! I lost a load of weight when I started eating more healthy – I cut down on the junk I ate and ate healthier foods more often. I refuse to call it dieting because it is just good eating and is the way I choose to eat now. I think “diet” is a temporary measure whereas healthy eating is a long term thing. It also means I can eat rubbish from time to time without feeling guilty.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@theone99: You are so right!!! I lost 17 lbs making small changes and exercising more. It took literally 3 long slowwww years but I suppose was the right way to go!!!
Post # 10
@theone99: you’re so right. Getting back to the basics never fails. Unfortunately in today’s culture everyone is looking for instant gratification and quick convenient fixes that dint work long term. i have been most fit and healthiest mentally and physically when i got back to eating healthy normal meals with everything in moderation.
Post # 11
Everyone is on a diet. The original meaning of “diet” is the food you habitually eat. Even the people who live off of Snickers and french fries are on a diet, an overly processed diet filled with sugar and fat, but a diet none the less. You eat heathy food, therefore you are on a healthy diet.
Unfirtinately the “health” industry has taken this word and made it evil. It is practically the Voldemort of the nutrition world. No one likes to be on a diet, so we avoid it by saying, “clean eating” or “lifestyle change,” when in reality, we are simply comsumig a heathier diet.