You Are Not Wrong For Liking Diet Foods

 you are not wrong for liking diet foods

In recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating, it’s important to incorporate the non-diet versions of certain foods like sodas, ice cream, bread, etc into your diet (as appropriate for your specific medical conditions). However, once you move towards intuitive eating, your relationship with food shifts. You no longer choose foods because they’re the lowest in calories/fat/carbs. You choose foods because you like them and they make you feel good. So if that includes some diet versions of foods because you actually prefer the taste or texture, then by all means go for it! The test for determining if it’s a preference or a diet is if you’re able to eat the regular stuff and not have anxiety, judgment, or guilt about it.

Because how can we say all foods fit and not allow for individual preferences?
Struggling with your relationship to food and your body? Recovering from an eating disorder or chronic dieting and in search of an experienced eating disorder registered dietitian in the Centerport, New York area or virtually? Send Christina an email to learn more about 1:1 nutrition therapy sessions!


Published by Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT

Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving the Long Island, New York City, and New York State areas helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every Size® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.

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