I have come to accept that I am an emotional eater. I eat when I’m stressed, and with school, life, and all the big things that accompany them, I find comfort in food. For some reason, shoving food in my mouth makes my body feel like everything is A-OK, but it’s not.

When you think of the word “diet,” you might conjure up images of diet pills, synthetic diet food—both of which are unnatural, commercialized, and largely ineffective.

Myth: Low-fat or low-carb diets are the way to go: busted
No. The body’s preferred energy sources are the unrefined carbs which can be found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. It’s the processed grains we want to avoid, like in pastas and pastries. A low-fat diet is discouraged, as many of the low-fat products on the shelves remove the fat and replace them with sugar.