Yep, May 6th is International No Diet Day.
To me, no diet day isn’t about saying fu%k the diet, let’s eat donuts – and then getting back ‘on the wagon’ tomorrow, full of remorse. Hell no! I’ve seen lots of ‘don’t diet, donut’ posts, and sure, it’s cool if you want to eat a donut today (tomorrow, or beyond!) but this goes way beyond that.
It’s about introducing the possibility that you can tune into your inner nutritionist, the expert on you (YOU!) to help you decide what, how much and when to eat, versus someone else’s rules, a diet plan or a set of good and bad foods. It’s finding out that you can trust yourself to make food decisions that will help nourish you.
What if, instead of counting calories you could…
- tune into hunger and satiety to help you decide what and how much to eat
- choose food and movement based on what feels good, rather than what looks good
- Use self care as the basis for eating decisions (what is the best way to take care of myself?)
As crazy as you might think it sounds to trust your body over a diet, research shows that this type of intuitive approach to eating improves self esteem, reduces binge eating and creates more balanced relationships with food. It can even help you reach a healthy weight, minus the struggle with food.
If this sounds awesome, perhaps today is the day you can embrace the possibility that you can trust your body and #findwhatfeelsgood. Maybe that’s yoga and an awesome brunch, maybe it’s a run and a donut, maybe it’s lying in the sun with an iced-coffee. Tune in, find what really feels good and enjoy.
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