I love Karin’s answer. A student of research. Right on! To me the concept of going on a diet implies something that I am only going to do for a while, before returning to a different nutritional lifestyle. To be effective, one has to estabish a nutritional lifestyle that will be consistent for one’s lifetime, not just for a little while.
I don’t think that there are “good” foods and “bad” foods. I think that there are really healthy foods and not-so-healthy foods. Just eat the healthy foods most of the time. If you eat some not-so-healthy foods once in a while, big deal. It’s the most predominate habit that counts the most.
A diet is a diet, really we are all on a “diet” some nutritious some not.
I think it depends on how we equate this term since it is in our vocabulary.
I don’t say “go on a diet” because it gives permission to “go off the diet”
I believe in lifestyle change, behavior and habitual changes rather than diet.
Lol…I have used that connotation for years. I refer the word “diet” to “a change of eating habits”. With a bundant of so called diets out there, one can get confused on which one works best. A change of eating habits that can be sustained their entire life wherever they reside works best for my clients.