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  • Writer's pictureStacey Murtagh

What to know about diet culture

As a nutritional health coach I was encouraged to try different diets to test what worked and what didn't, so I'm familiar with a lot of their pros and cons. What's important to note is that one diet doesn't fit all. For example, someone you know may have used a diet plan and lost lots of weight and this may not work the same for you. Don't get disheartened for 2 reasons:

  1. Bio-individual: we're all different, what may work for one person doesn't necessarily work for another.

  2. Fad Diet Culture: we're surrounded by diets that give us the short term goals but not long term sustainability. In many cases people to tend lose weight quickly but then regain it because there is no sustainable changes.

If you're on a weight loss journey, I want you to ask yourself the following:

  • Why do I want to lose weight?

  • How will it feel once I achieve my goal?

  • How will I sustain it?

Hands up who is still counting calories, points or syns 10 years on in their life. Think to yourself why? There's usually more happening behind the scenes that hinder sustainable progress. As a Marketer I can tell you that every one of us is marketed to on a daily basis especially when it comes to weight loss. There is no secret to it, it's a calorie deficit to lose weight ~ healthy balanced nutrition and exercise plan. However, there are also factors like emotional eating, poor relationships, routine and many other factors that may also play a part. If you're looking to lose weight be sure to follow healthy guidance that is realistic, fits within your budget and makes you happy. I believe in finding a balance that works for you as an individual that supports you longterm, so its becomes part of your way of living.

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