Eating Style - Restricted Eater

girl eating fresh fruit in a bowl

You are doing your best, but you eat what you think you ‘should’ rather than what you actually want to eat. You’re very focused on the calorie, carb or fat content of food. You most likely refer to food as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, and feel guilt or shame when you eat ‘bad’ food. Years of dieting have probably trained you to think this way.


Ditch the diet thinking by removing all restrictions. Restrictive eating never works for long-term weight management. Over-restriction, under-eating, or deprivation leads to rebound eating, where you binge on not-so-healthy foods. Constantly relying on willpower to resist all the foods you enjoy is just exhausting. Aim to take a more balanced approach, and don‘t put so much pressure on yourself. Feed your body delicious-tasting, healthy food you enjoy when you are feeling hungry — and occasional indulge.