Are You Dieting for the Right Reasons?

Are You Dieting for the Right Reasons?

It’s no secret that eating a balanced, healthy diet can deliver many health benefits, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, regulating your mood, and supporting a healthy-for-you weight.

These are just some of the many reasons to seek to improve your eating habits.

On the other hand, going on extreme diets or restricting your diet too much can lead to negative consequences for health and wellbeing, too.

As one recent study pointed out, it’s not dietary restriction per se that causes problems. Indeed, following a legitimate, evidence-based program can be safe and effective for losing weight. It’s the extreme, fad, or unhealthy dieting practices (which tend to flourish via social media platforms) that can be problematic and contribute to shame and stigma surrounding one’s body.