No-diet does not mean I am going nuts and eating everything in sight. It doesn't mean all or even most of my choices are unhealthy. It just means I eat what I want when I want and try not to feel any guilt or shame in what I eat.
For example, today I stopped at Mary Brown's for lunch. I was out running errands and was thinking about what I wanted for lunch. I really wasn't in the mood to go home and make something and didn't have any leftovers in the fridge. I thought about several fast-food choices and as I thought about each one I thought I don't really want that so I'm not getting it. Then I thought taters from Mary Brown's, that sounded good. I stopped and got a small taters and small gravy; I don't see the point of eating taters without gravy :)
Now, how this differs from what I would have done in the past; dieting mentality vs no-diet:
1. I doubt any fast food choice would have been decided against to start with. I would have eaten pretty much anything from anywhere if I was allowing myself take-out.
2. I would have felt extreme guilt and shame after eating it because I had failed to eat healthy or just didn't have the will power.
3. Since I had eaten something "bad", the day was blown, so just as well to eat everything now and start fresh tomorrow. I wouldn't have just gotten taters and gravy. I would have included chicken or a sandwich, a soft drink, and maybe a dessert and then planned what other "bad" foods I could eat for dinner and snacks.
4. I would have likely continued to eat unhealthy choices that day until I was physically ill.
5. I may have hid the fact I ate take-out from my significant other; even though he doesn't really care what I eat.
6. Feeling guilt and shame from over-eating that day I would start my diet regime, strictly, again the following day.