Anti-diet classes launched

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

A NUTRI­TION coach has joined a cam­paign call­ing for women to ditch the diet.

Re­becca Avgerinopoulou, from Mac­cles­field, has backed a new move­ment to help women move away from di­et­ing fads and em­brace their health.

She is run­ning classes called Ditch the Diet from Mor­ton Hall Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Re­becca said the Ditch the Diet pro­gramme is aimed at women who have strug­gled with their weight, those who have yo-yo dieted and those who are con­fused about what to eat.

She said: “Di­et­ing doesn’t work. In 2014 ap­prox­i­mately 27 mil­lion peo­ple were on a diet, and this num­ber only grows year on year. This is some­thing Ditch the Diet is aim­ing to change for good. We want women to re­claim their health, to ditch the di­et­ing men­tal­ity, chase af­ter their health and well­be­ing and let weight loss come as a by-prod­uct. If we see women com­ing back time and time again to our pro­gram we have failed. The idea is for us to ed­u­cate women on what foods are best to eat, the im­por­tance of stress, lifestyle fac­tors, how the gut works and prob­lem­atic foods, easy ways to in­cor­po­rate ex­er­cise into your life, and to make it all part of your life, not for a diet to be your life. We want Ditch the Diet to ul­ti­mately change the way women think about them­selves, the food they eat, and the whole dogma sur­round­ing di­et­ing.”

For more in­for­ma­tion call 07808 802884 or email train­with­re­becca@gmail. com

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