What is dieting anyway?
“The diet companies love to say that their programs aren’t diets. Maybe they’re “lifestyle changes” or “eating plans.”
Some people say that the word diet has been highjacked - “all it refers to is the way you eat!” But, reinforcing this older, more neutral meaning doesn’t magically make diets into normal eating patterns. It doesn’t change the fact that they’re basically disordered eating, that they almost never work long-term or that they make most people fatter. Saying that the word is being misused doesn’t make what it’s come to refer to disappear.”
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