Sunday, 17 November 2013

Post #0A- Destigmatising the Word "Diet"

What do you think of when you say, hear or just think the word diet? Some people will imagine a fervent, near religious level of celery consumption. Some will picture a middle aged office worker stating just how good they've been eating recently before using this fact to justify the Boost bar they've been lustfully eyeing in their desk drawer. Some will imagine Emily Blunt's character from the Devil Wears Prada (yeh I like that film so sue me...), starving herself until she feels faint and then eating a cube of cheese.

But I digress...

There's a huge amount of stigma surrounding the word diet which needs to be broken. It is, after all, just a description of all the food we eat. A student who wakes up in the morning and eats cereal for breakfast, has a sandwich from the college shop for lunch and pasta for dinner is eating a diet which is carboyhydrate heavy. Everyone is on a diet. I'm on a diet, you're on a diet, it's not a big deal.

I've had a lot of people question me on my "crazy diet", why I don't eat certain things and why I do eat other things. Why I include a lot of fats, particularly saturated fats, seems to astound the many. But again, I'm digressing....

My point here is that if you choose to go Paleo, don't let the questioners and your own connotations deter you. You've chosen to take on an amazing new lifestyle which will leave the majority of your friends confused.

The takeaway here is that some people will try and dissuade you from your decisions; assuming once the weights gone then you'll be back to normal, just like them. But perservere, and let your results do the talking.

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