What does diet mean?
Diet shouldn't translate to restriction or cutting entire food groups – the true meaning of the word is 'the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats' – basically, what you regularly put in your mouth, no more no less.
But, over time, the word has come to mean eating in smaller quantities or cutting out whole food aisles to achieve an aesthetic goal. And something that in many people's eyes betrays the huge groundswell in the movement towards female body inclusivity.
:'According to a BMI calculation, I’m borderline overweight - yet I barely drink, limit my sugar intake, eat a wholesome, largely plant-based diet and exercise five times a week. So it stands to reason that you can be bigger than the standard widespread perception of what fit looks like and still be healthy.'
However, if your weight adversely affects your health. If carrying excess fat hinders your ability to do normal things, if it makes life less enjoyable, if it increases your risk of health issues, then it’s arguably time to act.