Weight loss diets are a common topic in the health and fitness industry. They promise quick and easy solutions to weight problems and are often touted as the...
Does the word "diet" immediately make you think of uncomfortable weight loss?
If so, you're probably not alone. For example, think of the use of the term "diet" in food marketing - it usually refers to low-calorie foods like diet soda.
But there's another meaning to this word. Diet can also refer to the food and drink a person eats on a daily basis, as well as the mental and physical circumstances associated with eating. Diet involves more than just "good" nutrition - it is about nutrition at all levels. It is about relationships with family, friends, nature (the environment), our bodies, our community, and the world.
Decisions about nutrition are very much connected to other people and other life forms on this planet, so healthy (and unhealthy) choices have big implications.
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