I talk a lot about diets and the problems with dieting, but those discussions are usually focused on conscious dieting: when someone is making a conscious choice to restrict the amount, types, and/or timing of the food they eat. There's another type of dieting out there though, and that's accidental dieting. Accidental dieting happens when we aren't trying to diet, but we end up doing it anyways. Accidental dieting can happen because of dieting behaviors that have stuck around from previous diets or they can work their way in with all of the dieting messages we're surrounded with. So are you accidentally dieting? Let's talk about it!