Literary Pursuits

Guest Post: From Diet to Edit

When my friend Kelly told me that her new book, From Diet to Edit, would be releasing today, I asked if she would be willing to write a guest post for my blog. Kelly has long been pursuing a healthy lifestyle and has encouraged many to do the same. I’m delighted to have her share today.

From Diet to Edit

By Kelly Lutman

When is the last time that you were on a diet? Was it recently in preparation for swimsuit season, or a few months ago to repair the damage from holiday celebrations? I’m guessing that this was not the first time.

Why do your diets not provide long-term benefit? Usually, it isn’t because you lack self-control. More likely it is because after the designated diet period, you return to your old food habits and get the same result as before.

I would like to give you a gift. I want to release you from dieting altogether!

That’s right! I want to set you free by sharing a new approach to food that will help you improve your digestion, increase your energy and balance your weight.

To discover that new approach take the “e” out of the word “diet” and move it to the front of the word. What do you have? Edit.

I’m sure that you have heard that the definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things and expect different results. To have a different outcome, you need to make changes … you need to edit your approach.

These edits can involve the pace at which you eat, the balance of foods and colors on your plate, the way you add flavor to food, the order you eat your food, the liquids you drink, and more.

Here are a few edit options to get you started:

  • Eat a piece of fruit in place of a sweet dessert or snack. There’s something to be said for “an apple a day.”
  • Plan for more sleep! Numerous studies have demonstrated that the lack of sleep can cause weight gain. Make sleep a priority for your health and wellbeing.
  • Drink water … real water. Your body desperately needs water to function properly. If you don’t like water, try infused water that is flavored by fruit and/or vegetables and herbs.

A journey starts with one step – whether you are changing directions, entering a new environment, or following someone else.

Would you like more ideas for your edits? From Diet to Edit: Discover Freedom in a New Approach to Food was just released on Kindle today. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get an app for just about any device you have – and the book is available for free today at

Perhaps your first step is to choose one of the edits I suggested above, or to download the book and explore other options. Choose ONE edit to make as you start your new journey in pursuit of wellness.

You will benefit physically and emotionally as you break free from diets and adopt the approach of editing. Choose to pursue wellness for you, for life – because health is wealth.


Kelly Lutman is a Certified Health Coach who uses Functional Medicine principles to help her clients put their chronic disease into remission without the use of medications. She meets her clients where they are in life, providing individualized guidance and nutritional support to resolve the root causes of symptoms and enable the body to heal. The founder of Pursue Wellness, Kelly works with clients locally and long-distance. Contact her at to set up a call to explore how she can help you.

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