• Monique Jephcote

Psuedo-dieting


Do any of these feel relevant? It might be worth exploring, if & when you feel called to.

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Many people I work with often perceive they don’t follow eating rules or diet plans which dictate what, when & how much to eat. However the ways in which the diet mentality shows up can be more insidious. Pacifying hunger by drinking water, coffee, etc, reducing food intake in the lead up to an event, “I ate cake last night, so I better go to the gym this morning”, these are the more subtle parts of the diet mentality mindset.

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When it comes to behaviours, I always always always bring it back to: INTENT. It is the intent that matters.

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I often differentiate between the word “diet” & “diet mentality”. Diet, without the connotations, simply refers to the food we eat. It’s original intention is to be a neutral & indifferent term to describe the food we eat. However the compilation of the various “diets” over the years + diet culture means we have a pretty different understanding of this word today. The “diet mentality” often pertains to the sole intent behind ones behaviours being to shrink one’s body. We might not perceive we are “on a diet”, but in reality, we may be drowning in a “diet mentality” on a daily basis, having it influence our thoughts, beliefs, behaviours in relation to food, our bodies, movement, & health.

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It’s not always easy but the best thing you could ever do for yourself (& the people around you) is unpack the diet mentality so you can be free to live your life & do what you’re meant to do. This is what I help people with, so reach out or check the links in my bio for more.

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If you’re into health, ditching the diet mentality is pretty well the first step to take toward better health.

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