CosBeauty Magazine #86

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CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide
- City Skin Detox
- Fool Proof Steps for Party Survival
- Diet is a Dirty Word
- Hair Trends from Catwalk Zimmerman
- Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors

diet is tightly linked to weight loss

and restrictive eating, which can lead

to body image issues, body shaming,

eating disorders and other mental

health issues.

After seeing first-hand just how

detrimental being fixated on a specific

diet could be for your mental health,

I personally refuse to use the word

‘diet’ in my vocabulary. Instead, my

approach to food is to live life in

balance, focusing on micro-nutrients

just as much as macro-nutrients,

being active, being conscious about

how much sugar is in pre-packaged

snacks, looking after your mind, and

most of all, getting guidance from a

qualified professional when you feel

you need help with your health.

What scares me even more about

the ‘weight loss industry’ is the shift

from the word ‘diet. The word has

been replaced with clever marketing

spin, coining up new names like keto,

Atkins, paleo, no grains and so on.

Now, that is not to say that I don’t

think ‘diets’ don’t work, that isn’t the

point of this article. My point is that

the word ‘diet’ has been manipulated

over the years to represent something

much more than what you are eating;

it now in my opinion, can lead to

an array of mental health and body

image issues.

With summer fast approaching,

it is so easy to fall into the idea

of a quick summer shred. But

rather than a quick fix that will

result in restrictions, here are my

tips for a year-round healthy lifestyle

that is manageable.

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