The health halo effect occurs when our perception of food products leads to underestimating how much we are eating or justifying our eating choices or behaviour, whether it be eating…
Wellness diets are lifestyle programs or meal plans that are often declared not to be a diet. However, they are generally ‘diets in disguise’ as they come with extensive food rules and perception of what health looks like. Wellness diets often perpetuate a pursuit of perfection and the same negative physiological and psychological consequences of diets. I discuss this in more detail in my book, Joyful Eating, in the section on optimal health.
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Those of us trying to get pregnant can fall prey to people and programs with promises that we’ll get pregnant if we just follow their diet or lifestyle plan. ‘If…
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Is this food legal?
When the food rules of a diet are so strict that people wonder, ‘is this food legal’, it’s too restrictive. Recently I overheard someone say, ‘I’m not sure it’s legal’,…