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Just Eat: Ditch Diet Fads and Just Eat Healthy

Eating Healthy

Weight Watchers, the no-carb diet, the Atkins diet, juicing, the Paleo diet- the list goes on and on. There are so many types of diets out there. How does one know which one is right for his or her body?

In my opinion, they should all be ditched.

I’m not saying that everyone should rebel against diets and eat unhealthily (Although, it would be nice to eat unlimited amounts of Nutella). But rather, ditch the strict diets and focus on foods that make you happy and healthy, without feeling bad about having a pastry at an event or having a drink at happy hour.

Everybody wants to feel comfortable with their body and it is certainly easier for some than it is for others. I like to eat foods that make me comfortable with my body, provide me with good health, and make me happy- This includes anything from kale to dark chocolate.

Most people who are on restricted diets often give them up after a few months or even weeks. Simple healthy eating and moderation can easily be a lifestyle that lasts forever.

I’m not going to tell you what to eat and what not to eat, but instead give you insight on how you can go about just eating healthy.

First, change your mindset about eating. By this I mean that eating should not always be associated with your emotions. For example, if I am having a rough day, my mind often craves something that is going to comfort me- usually something sweet.

Try to start making these associations with good-for-you foods so that the next time you have a tough day at work, you

won’t come home and finish a whole box of chocolates. You will realize that your mind is playing tricks on you and will settle on something healthier.

Next, start with small gradual changes in your eating habits. It may not be easy for you to eat healthy, whole foods all the time. Maybe start by eating them at one meal a day and slowly start to add them into all of your daily meals.

Small changes can go a long way. Add colorful vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains to your meals, but don’t feel bad if you have a meal without them. Sometimes, I just really want a good dish of pasta and I don’t feel badly about it.

Lastly, don’t be hard on yourself. I have seen people get so engulfed in the diet fad that they end up harming their bodies. Eating healthy should not be impairing or frustrating. It should be something you can have fun with. Make your plate presentations pretty, eat dessert, and make yourself a killer cocktail.

Stop thinking about which diet will work best for you. Love your body, be happy, and just eat.

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5 Responses

  1. Kimberly,

    You nailed it! This approach of eating whole foods and detaching emotions with eating is the secret to getting out of what I call “food bondage”. My husband and I eat this way and when we started the weight just fell off, we felt great, our energy increased and our workouts improved. Keep spreading the good word!

    As a ‘striving foodie’, we would love your feedback on the wellness section of our website

    Btw, have some friends heading to NYC in April, what are some of your favorite restaurants that fit into this food philosophy?

    Amber, You Can’t Fail Voice

    1. Amber,

      So happy that you and your husband have found how well this lifestyle works! Will definitely be checking out the wellness section of your website!

      In regards to places in NYC- there are endless options! Two of my favorites are Nizza ( and Hu Kitchen ( Nizza is a lovely Italian restaurant with fresh foods. It also has Socca, which is a chickpea base pizza! Hu Kitchen is a Paleo restaurant in Union Square. Everything on the menu is made from whole foods!

      Hope that helps!


  2. Hi Kimberly –

    I really enjoyed your post. I’m glad to hear that there are other people out there who share a similar mindset to me when it comes to healthy eating. You’re going to have a really hard becoming a healthy eater if you don’t enjoy the process! Finding your favourite foods and experimenting with different recipes can be a great way to have fun and eat healthy at the same time. I also find that grocery shopping with a set list helps me stay on track and make good choices. That way, when I’m home and in the mood for a snack, my only options are healthy ones such as carrots or grapes!


    1. Hi Newsha!

      Thanks for the great feedback! Healthy eating should always be fun!

      I agree with you on making a set list while food shopping- Makes it easier while you’re in the store and definitely helpful for staying on track!


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