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These days most people make food out to be a necessary evil rather than food being something to enjoy. One of the biggest pet peeves I have with all of these commercial diet claims outside of their “rapid weight loss” claim is the lack of structure of what to do once your diet ends. This whole “diet” mentality is in of itself, a mislead concept.
Many commercial diet claims give you instruction of how to follow their strict plans, but leave you with no guidance for afterwards.
Unfortunately, most people who complete these strict diet plans, tend to go back to their previous eating habits because they have not learned to listen to their bodies for hunger cues, to learn to eat real food, prepared nutritious meals in their budget, or have cut out entire food groups. Many have cut out everything they loved instead of learning how to incorporate these foods into a healthy and balanced diet.
These vicious cycles are why we must REBEL from this dieting concept and educate ourselves about food! The idea behind intuitive eating, or eating because you are hungry, is integral to finding a healthy balance. You should not rely on the claims diet plans make; it should be about moderation, variety, and delicious tasting food that is catered to your tastes, budget, and time constraints.
When you learn to listen to your hunger cues, understand what are proper portions, and create new and exciting meals, you are educating yourself into long term habits that create a healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime. Because you aren’t on a diet, you are learning to love food again!
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Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients. Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.