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"That’s why I say I have no problem with people dieting for health reasons (ie stepping up the veggies, eating more nutritious food, etc) but have a problem with people dieting for weight loss."

Woah. Dude. That just came up along side me and bonked me in the head. The words "diet" and "dieting" are superduperOMFG loaded. They're powerful! They're bad! They're good! They're necessary! They're... simply a term that refers to an ordered method of eating. If you let it be.

Dieting. D-i-e-t-i-n-g. By planning the meals that I choose to eat, and taking in mind both my body's needs for fuel and my mind's needs for satisfaction and my large intestine's needs for a little peace and happiness I'm technically doing this... d-word thing.

Although I can't really call it that because dieting has such baggage, so I call it "mindful eating" or "HAES" or something of the sort. Huh.

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sixteenbynine
Jul. 25th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
"Mindful eating" is possibly the best term for it yet. Check this out if you haven't already:

http://www.genjipress.com/2009/06/sayonara-mr-fatty-a-geeks-diet.html
lampdevil
Jul. 26th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Ah, I hadn't heard of that! Thanks for pointing it out to me.

I've taken an anti-diet stance in my life, and it's been working out nicely for me. I'm just paying some damned attention to what I eat, and getting out and moving. I haven't dropped a pound but I feel very, very good.
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