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Eat what you love, discover the anti-diet movement (intuitive eating) - Sherry Shaban (Fitness and Life Coach) - Self-Help E125

Eat what you love, discover the anti-diet movement (intuitive eating) - Sherry Shaban (Fitness and Life Coach) - Self-Help E125

Learn how we’ve evolved and why rejecting diets can change your life with Sherry Shaban (Fitness and Life Coach)

Eat what you love, discover the anti-diet movement (intuitive eating)

Introduction to the Anti-Diet Movement

As we step into 2024, it’s time to consider new goals and resolutions. If you’re like the vast majority of people, then getting healthier will be high on your to-do list for 2024. In this episode, we are exploring the anti-diet movement. It’s a shift from traditional dieting to a more sustainable, health-focused lifestyle. But what does it really mean to take an intuitive eating approach, and how can you achieve your health goals in 2024?

I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Sherry Shaban who is an extraordinary fitness and life coach. Here's a summary of some of the key learning points we spoke about.

🥗 The Anti-Diet Movement with Sherry Shaban

Sherry’s revolutionary approach to health and fitness is not just about shedding pounds; it’s about reshaping minds and lifestyles.

Why Traditional Diets Fail

Sherry explains that conventional diets are often temporary fixes that don’t address underlying issues. They can lead to a scarcity mindset, creating unhealthy cycles of binge eating and self-deprivation. Instead of teaching sustainable habits, these diets often breed confusion and misinformation about nutrition.

Building a Healthier Mindset

The journey to a healthier lifestyle begins in the mind. By envisioning a desired state and methodically planning daily habits, individuals can gradually make significant changes. This process involves adding small, manageable habits rather than attempting drastic changes all at once.

Practical Steps Toward Better Health

Sherry suggests beginning with simple additions like incorporating walks into daily routines or gradually adjusting dietary habits. This method ensures that the changes are sustainable and enjoyable, increasing the likelihood of long-term success.

🌱 Nutritional Wisdom

A core component of a healthier lifestyle is nutrition. The focus should be on whole, minimally processed foods that enhance bodily functions and overall well-being. Sherry stresses the importance of listening to one’s body and recognizing how different foods affect mood, energy levels, and physical health.

The Debate: Sugar vs. Fat

When it comes to sugar and fat, Sherry advises against labelling foods as strictly "bad" or "good." Instead, it is more beneficial to understand how individual bodies react to these substances and to choose less processed options as much as possible.

🧠 The Gut-Brain Connection

The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in overall health, influencing everything from hormone regulation to emotional well-being. A diverse diet promotes a healthy microbiome, which, in turn, supports stronger mental health through the production of serotonin.

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Recommended Resources

For those interested in delving deeper into the Anti-Diet Movement or seeking practical guidance on personal health transformation, Sherry Shaban offers a wealth of resources. Her podcast, “Fall in Love with Fitness,” and a comprehensive guide available on her website, provide valuable insights and actionable advice.


What is the Anti-Diet Movement? The Anti-Diet Movement is a shift away from traditional diets towards a more holistic approach to health and fitness. It focuses on sustainable habits, mental wellbeing, and listening to the body’s needs rather than restrictive eating patterns.

How can I start adopting an Anti-Diet approach? Begin by integrating small, manageable changes into your daily routine. Focus on adding healthy habits before removing the less desirable ones, and always aim for sustainability and enjoyment in your health journey.

Why is the gut called the second brain? The gut is dubbed the second brain due to its profound impact on overall health and its direct communication line to the brain. It plays a critical role in our emotional wellbeing and physical health.

Are smoothies healthy? While smoothies can be part of a healthy diet, they should not replace whole meals regularly. Smoothies often lack the fibres and other components lost in the blending process, which can affect digestion and satiety.

Reflecting on this year’s achievements and the insightful discussions with experts like Sherry Shaban, it's clear that the journey to better health is both complex and enriching. As we embrace the lessons and look forward to more enlightening conversations in the coming year, the pathway to improved health and wellbeing through understanding and adaptability appears ever more achievable.

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Sherry Shaban (Fitness and Life Coach)

Sherry Shaban is an osteopath and an anti-diet health and life coach from Montreal, Qc. She is the founder of the Fall in Love with Fitness Podcast, the HIIT Decks™ App, and Make Peace with Food™, the leaders in an Anti-Diet approach that rewires the brain’s relationship with food to naturally release body weight struggles forever. With over 23 years of experience in the fitness industry, Sherry is a renowned expert in the most challenging weight loss cases and has helped thousands of people worldwide transform their health and fitness using her revolutionary method to rewire the brain, release self-sabotaging limiting beliefs and patterns, and fall in love with fitness so that weight loss becomes easy, predictable, and enjoyable.

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