How often do you judge yourself as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ person based on what you last ate?
I feel you.
It’s something I used to do all the time, and now it a lot from clients.
Moralising in action.
Here’s how it works.
We women, have learned from the diet industry that certain foods equal ‘good’ while other foods equal ‘bad’.
As in, an apple good.
But a mars bar, bed, terrible.
Here’s where it gets fascinating.
We women – especially women who’re struggling with their weight- take the nutritional debate another layer deeper without even realising.
For example, when we eat the mars bars, we judge OURSELVES as fundamentally ‘bad’.
We make this enormous moralising, judgemental leap.
OK, so you ate the mars bar…. instead of the apple.
Big whoop – you’re human! Mars bars are yummy.
Here’s the truth I want you to appreciate.
Choosing to eat the less-than-nourishing food, doesn’t make YOU bad.
So please please please take the moralising and judging of yourself off the menu – and enjoy your food!
Now if you’d like to end the good food vs bad food debate, I encourage you to come on over to my free Facebook group – Peace With Food.