I used to be a dieter. A fad dieter too. It was like an addiction. It would give me some kind of high when I found out about a new one – because the hope of it bringing me thebody of my dreams made me so excited. Funny thing is – none of them ever gave me the results I wanted. Ever. And I tried them all.

But after 5 years of study and after years of healing myself – I started to become a mindful and intuitive eater. And truthfully I had enough. I kind of gave up and let it all go.  What for! And then – the results came. I treated food as a source of nourishment.  I viewed it in a totally different light. I stopped depriving myself.  I was kinder to myself. I celebrated food and ate it slowly and mindfully. I started feeling grateful for the food on my plate and the fact that my body was my temple – how lucky I am to have a body functioning so well for me.

Then everything changed. My relationship with food healed. And it’s not as easy as this. It’s taken years to heal this.





Quick Fix

Lifestyle & Forever

Cultural Pressure

Individual Approach



Food Is The Enemy

Food Is Nourishment

Restrictive Eating

Flexible with Food

Counting Calories

Nutrient Dense


Top tips to letting go of the diet mentality:

– Practice mindful eating – look at food. Literally look down on your plate and see the nutrients that help keep your body alive and well

– Throw away your diet books – just let it go

– Stop comparing yourself to your friends or family members – you are biochemically unique

– Be kind to yourself

– You have to build the foundation of love for yourself. Otherwise you wont treat yourself kindly. Do something everyday for YOU – even if that’s just 20 minutes of delicious tea in bed

– Practice affirmations


Jessica Sepel – JS Health