You Cannot Be Anti-Diet Without Being Anti-Racist (And an Anti-Racist Resource List)

This is a letter to my fellow non-black dietitians and people in the anti-diet/eating disorder space.

Eating is Not Cheating

A quick weekend reminder that eating food is not cheating. Cheat days and cheat meals don’t have to be a thing anymore when all foods are legalized and when you’re no longer dieting.

Why This Non-Diet Dietitian Still Cares About Your Diet

“I don’t care about your diet”. I’ve made posts like this before, but I always want to add an asterisk. I don’t care about society’s newest diet for weight loss or to live longer. I don’t care about the fads and the gimmicks.
However, even as a non-diet dietitian who doesn’t care about these diets, I most certainly care about my clients’ diets. Your diet helps make up who you are.

How to Eat Like It’s the Weekend Every Day of the Week

We’ve all probably done it. We relax with a few drinks, order the apps we would normally avoid, and eat dessert. We may even slack off with our workout routine. And then by Sunday night we’re thinking about the week and going back on our diet in time for Monday morning to start the whole cycle all over again. This week, we reason, we’re really going to stick with our diet. But then by Tuesday or Wednesday we’re polishing off a whole bag of cookies and telling ourselves we’ll start over again on Monday.

So how do we combat this? Well, if you picked up on all the dieting language in the introduction, you’ll probably realize that we’re going to get back to the opposite of dieting which is of course intuitive and mindful eating. Let’s explore how to eat freely every day of the week.

Lent is Not An Excuse to Diet

If you’re giving up a food item because you don’t feel you have the “willpower” to do it any other way or if you would have given it up anyway, but Lent is giving you a social excuse to cut out the food- don’t do it!

No One Simply Starts a Diet and Then Lives Happily Ever After

Diets suck you in because they work at first, but then they stop working and you have to put in more time and effort and eventually it consumes your entire life.