For many people, the word ‘diet’ has become synonymous with restriction or denial, yet the dictionary definition of diet is:
The usual food and drink of a person or animal
As we can see there is no mention of special foods or restriction.
The relationship between food, ourselves and our bodies is a complex one. When most people think about weight management they think about food (or the restriction of certain foods). This is only a small part of the whole picture.
Some of the most common factors that influence eating habits can be categorised into the following headings:
Fundamentals of Nutrition
The concept of eating a healthy or balanced diet is often bandied around. However, when you analyse the concept closely it appears that everybody has their own ideas as to what this actually means.