Rigid diet thinking tells us we’re failures if we do one thing “wrong.” But in order to get really good at anything, you have to get in there, get messy, and do it wrong a lot, because that’s how you improve, not by being scared to try. If you think about intuitive eating, happy eating, Moderation365, so much of it is about finding middle ground and avoiding the extremes of restriction and overconsumption. How do you find the middle? By bumping up against the two sides, learning something, and making a correction next time. It helped me so much to see my eating as that ongoing process versus something I need to do right, and if I can’t do it right I need to try something else. That logic only kept me trapped in a never ending diet hell.