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I ran across this stellar article about the psychological backlash from restrictive diets in Healthy-
 

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September 3 · Issue #110 · View online
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I ran across this stellar article about the psychological backlash from restrictive diets in Healthy-ish. It echoed so much of my own lived experience and why I came up with this system.
The crux of the issue is how dieting sets us up for cycles of overeating and undereating. It’s damaging not only to our bodies, but our emotional well-being; essentially fostering a disordered approach.
We see it in all kinds of marketing. To enjoy is to overconsume, to be virtuous is to restrict. But, whose interests does all this further? Not yours. It’s much easier to sell you huge shakes with brownies on top and then the resulting remedy (the perfect diet!).
My take is to create a more narrow lane for how I manage my weight. I surround myself with food that doesn’t compel overeating, try to get some exercise every day and eat when I’m hungry.
Even better, my approach relies on you practicing self-acceptance, not using your doubt and confusion to manipulate you into making more self-defeating purchases. Protecting yourself from the damage of these competing interests is the only sane approach.
Start from where you’ are is a perfect mantra for achieving a healthy weight, or anything important to you. Who you are and the life you are in is your starting point no matter what fantasies are slickly pitched.
Take a look below, it’s a worthy read (along with the insanely great salmon recipe at the end). Plus, it’s a great excuse to put off the mounds of work from the long weekend 🤯

featured read 🤓
Before You Go Paleo, Keto, or Whole30, Think About These Side Effects Before You Go Paleo, Keto, or Whole30, Think About These Side Effects
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This Latin phrase will change the way you manage problems — Quartzy
What Are You Rehearsing?
diets debunked 🤥
There Is No Such Thing as a Sugar Rush - Elemental There Is No Such Thing as a Sugar Rush - Elemental
What I'm cooking 🥒
I could wax poetic all day about this tremendous recipe. Easy to prepare, super healthy and endlessly versatile. The fennel and smoked paprika make for a savory topping. In the morning I fry an egg in the leftover olive oil and put it on top of the salmon, cucumbers and feta.
Spicy Slow-Roasted Salmon With Cucumbers and Feta Recipe - NYT Cooking
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