Let’s clarify something first. By saying, “Life is too short to diet” I’m not suggesting people eat whatever they want with complete disregard to health. This is not one of those “You’re going to die somehow so you might as well do what you want” articles where that statement is used as justification for doing anything they please without considering the possible consequences.
What I am suggesting is that life is too short to spend copious amounts of time stressing over what you’re going to eat and scrutinizing every little thing you put in your mouth. Likewise, life is too short to obsess over your workout habits.
Health and fitness should empower you. It should build you up and make you a better version of yourself. It should make you more, not less.
Most diets do the opposite. Many fad workout programs do too.
I have a simple, yet powerful, challenge for you: if you can’t proclaim with unwavering certainty that your current health and fitness regimen is empowering and making your life more awesome, then you need to change.