Updated: May 5, 2021
I see my clients labeling their favorite foods as “bad” and then labeling themselves as “bad” for eating these foods.
The nutrition tip of the week is a simple one:
Stop labeling foods as "bad."
There's nothing inherently "bad" about any foods. All foods can serve a purpose in a balanced diet. Another downside to labeling a food as "bad" is that we tend to want forbidden food more because it's off limits.
Here’s a story for you: I grew up in a house with very few sweets. When I went to a friend’s house and they had candy, I would eat it. ALL of it. And I would feel really sick after (not a big surprise). I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that my friends had candy bowls sitting around the house and that they didn’t eat it all day long!
Here's the thing: when something is allowed, it's normalized. Allow all foods into your life, and you’ll be surprised how they no longer have a hold over you.
Do you struggle with labeling foods as “good” or “bad”? Let’s break the cycle and free up your mind space for more important things, like living your life! Sign up for your free 30 minute nutrition session here.