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Why I Ditched Diets—FOREVER

This will be the first year in a long time that I won’t set a New Year resolution to lose weight.

And it’s not because my body is perfect or looks exactly the way I want. It’s because I am done trying to control things that I can’t really control.

Some people are meant to wear a size 6 shoe, and others are meant to wear a size 9. We don’t stress this or try to change it, but for some reason, we try so hard to attain a thin body size, even if it means revolving our entire life around strict diets and workout regimens.

Last year I read Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch and it changed my perspective on dieting and food. I was so sick of dieting, restricting, always squeezing in intense workouts, and constantly feeling fat in my skin. I found the book and it was different from anything I had heard or read before.

The book is eye opening about diet culture, disordered eating, and how it all affects us so much.

After having a daughter, I feel even stronger about intuitive eating and diet culture. I don’t want my daughter to go on her first diet at age 10 (like many young girls do) and I don’t want her to struggle with feeling “bad” or “good” based on what foods she ate that day.

I’m sharing more about how intuitive eating changed my relationship with food over on Young and Raw. Head over to the post to learn more about intuitive eating and how you can be free from diet culture once and for all. It’s not easy, but I promise it’s worth it! Read the post here.

Amy Motroni