• Emma Green

3 reasons not to go on a diet

Dieting sucks. It takes up huge amounts of time and energy and can make you isolated from others as so many social situations involve food. ⠀ Nevertheless, saying no to diet culture is hard. It means going against the status quo. It means eating what feels good rather than what is ‘allowed’. It means letting your body find out where it is happy and healthy rather than trying to control it. It means moving for fun rather than to burn calories or make your body look a certain way. ⠀ Giving up dieting also means freeing up energy to use elsewhere. You can pursue new hobbies. You can spend more time with others without worrying about what food might be involved. You can go on holiday without panicking that you can’t get to a gym. You can go to a restaurant and order what you want, not what you think you should have. It means freedom, not just with food, but in being able to live your life on your own terms.

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