As a millennial, I grew up in the era of . . . DIETS. From counting calories to counting macros, from the Atkins diet to the Dukan diet, each one puts a focus on eliminating certain food groups (or at least marginalizing them to an extreme). Even Regina Georgia was asking, ” is butter a carb?” Hi there, fellow Mean Girls enthusiasts. 

When I was growing up, my mother’s friends were going to Weight Watchers and buying daily slimming smoothies while discussing how many kilos they had lost that week. Although these diets had their benefits, the mindset behind ‘dieting’ was never a topic of discussion. It was only “burnt calories” or “pounds dropped.” The focus on physical health with minimal concern for mental health. The issue with these ‘old school’ diets is the subconscious stress it puts us under to be constantly scrutinizing every morsel touching our lips. How would our bodies respond if we took away this stress?

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