It’s interesting that as soon as I created my Facebook page (shameless plug), the ads that began appearing were for “diets’. I click the “x” and choose against my views because the eggkinsdiet isn’t a diet.
It is a weight management “life” style, but eggkinsweightmanagementlifestyle would have been to long and hard to remember, so I chose diet.
http://www.dictionary.com gives these descriptors for diet;
1. food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health
2. a particular selection of food, especially as designed or prescribed to improve a person’s physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease
3. such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight
4. the foods eaten, as by a particular person or group
5. food or feed habitually eaten or provided
I would say that four out of five descriptors are exactly what eggkins is about, with the exception of number 3, I offer a modified point. By selecting and eating foods (in abundance) that will nourish my body, in a way that will allow me to limit (and eliminate) foods that currently do not provide my body with any real value, and thus resulting in overall weight reduction.
That weight loss will be the end result of following this eating plan and not the sole reason makes this a non diet as far as the diet industry interprets it. How much weight loss experienced, that will be up to my body to decide (we all have a set weight point).
I want to reclaim the word diet and use it in the way that it was intended to be used, and not the deprivation inducing four letter word it has become.
If “diets” (the calorie reducing kind) really worked, there wouldn’t be hundreds of them. And our waistlines wouldn’t be getting bigger. Healthy bodies aren’t a result of reducing the overall amount of food we consume, but the overall amount of the kinds of food we consume while increasing other kinds.