- Date: 01-Jan-2015
- By: Natasha Renée Hayes
- Comments: 2
It's Not a Diet
It's Called Eating Healthy.
It's good to have a simple reminder once in a while that eating healthy is so much more than a diet - it's a lifestyle choice.
Diet has a bad reputation. Somehow it's ok to not eat something because you don't like it, but it's a "diet" to not eat it because it's not good for you. Who made up these rules?
It's a funny truth to have to point out that we were designed to eat real food. To me, saying "I'm on a diet of real food" is equivalent of saying "I breathed real air today". Unfortunately, that's not how the world at large defines things right now. So, to make it a little more clear, and to speak their language, I simply say:
"It's Not a Diet. It's Called Eating Healthy."
Not Against "Diets"
I'm not against what is traditionally thought of as a "diet". I've been on various diets, and will do some of them again. Why?
I find limiting myself to only what is helpful to my goals
to be very effective in helping me actually achieve them.
This should seem like an obvious statement, and certainly not limited to eating. Still, in terms of eating, there are many different goals that diets help people achieve. There are diets for cleansing and detoxing, losing weight, adding muscle, dealing with allergies and intolerances, and even diets for various religious exercises. At the root of all of my "diets", however, is healthy eating. Healthy eating must be the foundation for any other regimented eating program.
What About You?
Have you had to explain your "diet"? What are some ways you have incorporated healthy eating into your regular lifestyle?