If you have a negative relationship with food or perhaps you’re a yo-yo dieter then the non-diet approach may be for you.
The non-diet approach can be used to help you establish a healthy relationship with food and your body. It involves moving away from body weight goals and practicing intuitive eating to guide your food choices.
You can expect to learn how to reconnect with your hunger and fullness cues, find enjoyable ways to be physically active and move your body, and enjoy a variety of foods from the 5 core food groups; fruits, vegetables, grains, meats/meat alternatives and dairy/dairy alternatives.
There are no restrictions on types of foods eaten, except for certain medical reasons such as diabetes management or food intolerances.
What does the research say? Non-diet interventions see a significant improvement in disordered eating patterns, self-esteem and depression. In some studies, the non-diet approach has shown to improve biochemical markers such as blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure more so than in traditional diets.