2019's Anti-Diet Movement

So far in 2019 the anti-diet has been the term on most people's lips when it comes to the healthy new year's goals and resolutions, with many looking to ditch the diet this January and instead put more time into educated, mindful eating to make a change to the way they eat.

Every year we see a flood of near year's goals based around losing weight, getting fitter, feeling better about yourself. As a result many new fad diets come out of the woodwork, catching people's attention for the first few months of the year before fading away. However this January we've seen more and more people shunning the traditional calorie cutting diet, including a number of celebrities and women's magazines which has given the movement traction and started to create a wave of momentum.

Three books launched this month put pen to paper and mobilise the topic: How to Feel the Fear and Eat It Anyway, by Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison; Conquering Fat Logic: How to Overcome What We Tell Ourselves About Diet, Weight and Metabolism, by Nadja Hermann, and Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food, by Laura Thomas; eat promoting the need to trust that our bodies know what we need to eat, and when - eat when hungry, follow "intuitive eating".

We recently covered this topic over on our trendhub in this month's healthwatching article - read the report here and find out who's talking and what the inspired change is all about.