The Taboo About Diets

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The Taboo About Diets

“…diets are no longer a matter of ‘to eat or not to eat?’ …rather they become a behavior of making the proper choices between WHAT to eat and what NOT to eat.”

We have done an excellent job in America of tabooing the word diet to mean something bad.  To mean “I have to starve myself” when in reality everyone is on a diet.  Whatever you are eating is your diet.

The need to eat is innate.  Your body tells you that it needs fuel.  “I can’t concentrate”, “I’m tired”, “I feel weak”, these are all different ways your body tells you it needs fuel.

What you eat on the other hand is a learned behavior.  So addressing your diet becomes a case of behavior modification.  Once you do this, diets are no longer a matter of ‘to eat or not to eat?’ …rather they become a behavior of making the proper choices between WHAT to eat and what NOT to eat.; That is the real question that everyone should be asking.

So once you wrap your head around that and remove the negative stigma surrounding the word, you realize that you simply have to change or better your diet.  That’s where the challenge lies.  It’s in creating the habit.  But once you do, you empower yourself to  truly change your life.

Now, you need to be educated on what the right choices are.  Please don’t attempt to make an immediate 180 degree change in your diet.  It’s important to make a few changes at a time.  If I asked you to jump a 10ft distance in a single jump I’m setting you up to fail.  But, if I ask you to make that same distance in 3 jumps you are more likely to succeed.  Take the same approach to your diet and before you know it, you’ll be making healthy choices without a whole lot of conscious effort.

You now have the proper mind set to start this journey, now stay tuned for some more specific healthy eating tips that will help you along the way.


  1. Bree - December 13, 2011 9:30 pm

    Great advice!!! Thanks for the article.


  2. Chuck - December 14, 2011 12:32 am

    Many people do not realize how bad fade diets are for them. Fade diets (i.e. Atkins…) do more harm then good. The importance of having an understanding of nutritional balance is half the battle when trying to reach your optimal fitness level. So many people are in a hurry to shed pounds these days but the reality is that you cannot undo months of fitness/health neglect by doing a crash diet. Helping people understand the impact of what they eat and how it affects them is a lot more important than most people realize.

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