Today, May 6th 2015 is “No Diet Day”.
What does that mean, exactly? Here’s a quick description:
A day dedicated to raising awareness of how unhealthy dieting can be harmful, or respecting and accepting body types, and promoting healthy eating rather than dieting. No Diet Day aims to help to teach people to have a healthy relationship with food, and to ditch restrictive diets and the harmful results they often have, such as anorexia and body-type perceptions in the media. –source
This is a great day to consider why you eat low carb, and what you can do to become even healthier! I started out on this “diet” just wanting to lose weight, but quickly realized this was going to be a very positive lifestyle change for me.
When I noticed it was “No Diet Day” I thought this would be a good opportunity for us to discuss the topic. Everyone I’ve talked to either wants to lose weight, or stop being sick / feeling bad. That includes me. When I don’t eat low carb, my inflammation flares up and causes me all kinds of pain. Plus I gain weight like crazy. 😛 Neither of those are any fun! That said…
It’s entirely too easy to get obsessed with the scales and the pounds and the macros and the carb counting.
That’s no fun either. 😉 It really just causes unnecessary stress.
I love the concept of “healthy eating rather than dieting” and that’s exactly what I do. Not to say I don’t track my carbs & macros, because I do. I also weigh myself daily, every single morning. It’s part of my routine. But I don’t let it rule my life. I don’t let it become an obsession. That would be just as bad as the unhealthy relationship I used to have with food! 😛
What about you? Do you see this as a diet – or is it something more to you? Do you struggle with the obsession over food tracking and pounds/ounces? I have before, and sometimes I catch myself reverting back to that. It’s easy to do. But I know that I don’t want food and my weight to run my life, or to be my main focus anymore. I’m over it…
I want to focus on other things, and FEEL GOOD and be happy – and just ENJOY life! While taking good care of my health at the same time of course. 😉
It’s a fine line. A tough one sometimes…
Most of us had some sort of unhealthy obsession or unhealthy relationship with food – which transferred over into an obsession with something else (scales, macros, etc). It’s definitely a process of UN-doing. It has been for me.