Food guilt is about feeling bad about yourself whenever you eat a “trigger food”. Most of the time, such foods are deemed “bad” or detrimental to your goals, like weight loss or better health.
Ironically, such guilt can make your diet less healthy and make it a bigger challenge to reach those goals. It may seem like the guilt will protect you from eating such foods, but it rarely does. Sometimes, that negative emotional reaction can lead to overindulgence and worse dietary habits than if you tried to avoid the food in the first place!
But food guilt is not a necessary component of healthy eating. Your diet will probably be healthier and more effective if you learn to avoid it altogether.
Listen in to this mini-cast for how I ended my 20-year-long battle with food guilt and now eat better than ever, 100% guilt-free.
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