"It's not dieting, it's a lifestyle change."
So let's be super clear: Dieting is any approach to food and eating that is centred around weight loss or weight control.
The roots of dieting are diet mentality, and diet mentality is fertilised by diet culture. And no matter how abusive dieting is to our bodies or our minds, millions of people continue to cling to it.
It can be easy to think you're not dieting, even if you are. So here I'll list three main types of diets so you know what you're looking for when it comes to slaying that diet mentality.