Diet to me is a disaster of a word. People hear that word and it automatically becomes a thought of what is restricted. The other end of the spectrum is the copious amounts of promoted diets like Atkins, Mediterranean, South Beach, etc. If you stop using the word diet and start using the word lifestyle you no longer feel confined by the 'limitations' that you place upon yourself. After all, what you eat is governed by you (unless you are 7) and nobody else.