Step 1: Understand How Harmful Dieting Is
Ready to move away from dieting and the goal of wanting to lose weight and to instead focus on body kindness embracing intuitive eating? Christy said "first and foremost, you need to understand why dieting and weight-loss efforts are harmful and to build your awareness and resolve to move away from them."
There's so much science that explains how diets fail, which she goes into detail in her book Anti-Diet, and shares stories of people who've been harmed by dieting. Restriction can lead to bingeing, which can actually cause weight gain. Dieting can lead to eating disorders, cause health issues, and can have a negative impact on your mental health.
"It's pretty much impossible to move away from dieting and weight loss when you still believe deep down that losing weight is the healthy or 'right' thing to do," Christy said.