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I liked reading the summary at the end, about meeting folks here after not really knowing quite where to turn or who to talk to. I like that "behind the curtain" peek, and I hope other readers pick up on that and appreciate it as well.

I also have noticed myself having success with gradual lifestyle changes over the years. Nowadays I just try to make sure I eat a salad every day (my concession to "diets"), and the rest takes care of itself. If I miss a day, I don't sweat it since I'm in the habit of having a salad, etc.

Diets are destructive.

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When you're not forcing yourself to eat a certain way, it becomes more about tuning in. You turn from judging to checking in. It sounds subtle, but it can be a big deal to people who haven't historically been very kind to themselves. I love a good salad!

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Agree completely about the mindset shift. "Checking in" is managing, but "judging" is micromanaging! Nobody enjoys being micromanaged.

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The world needs more of this! I never heard of anyone quitting dieting either when I was in my own throes. It was about a decade later in my professional role that I've learned and had the privilege to witness other people's stories.

I love and appreciate you sharing your story Kirsti and I think it will help others.

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Linn, I know you told your story on your podcast, but I would love to have yours here too if you're open to it!

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Yes of course ☺️It would be an honor.

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