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Changing the way we perceive the word diet
October 8, 2015, by Rebecca Jackson
Unfortunately, the word diet has such a negative connotation in our society. I remember as a child hearing my mother and grandmother lament over the subject. One day, they even found this 1990's meme of a person standing looking miserable and it said, "The first three letters in diet are DIE." It is no wonder that we get cold feet when we are about to try a new "diet."

However, Merrian-Webster define diet in the simplest terms as "food and drink regularly provided or consumed," (1). Their second definition is "habitual nourishment." We love that word, nourishment. Our diet isn't there to torture us. Our diet is the food we consume to nourish our bodies. It is the food we eat that gives us the energy to get through our day.

So, let's stop looking at diet negatively, and take a look at it for what it really is. Before eating anything today, examine what you are about to consume and question yourself…"will this bring me nourishment? Will this give me energy?" If the answer is no, perhaps there is something else you can eat instead.

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  1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diet
Written by:

Rebecca Jackson
Rebecca is the Founder of Build It For Life.

Rebecca Jackson is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She is a working mom who believes that exercise should be part of everyday living. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington.