⚡️"GUILT FREE" FOODS⚡️Let's #stripthenonsense for the @thelintonkitchen
You may have seen on Instagram, foods and recipe labelled as 'guilt free' which include low calorie swaps or are labelled as gluten/dairy/everything free making you believe it's healthier and better for you...and also making you feel like you can have 3x as much...
👉🏻Well, let's put things straight!! THIS FEEDS INTO DIET BEHAVIOUR and diets don't work 😌. There is no such thing as 'good food' or 'bad food'. 🙅🏼Food is neutral. Eating 'bad food' does not make you a bad person who needs to be punished by deprivation and feel guilty about. The only foods that are actually 'bad' are those that are poisonous (like gone off leftovers) 🤢
Associating guilt and shame with eating certain foods fuels into the diet cycle that looks something like this:
1) Feel bad about your body/self
2) Decide to over restrict, diet as you believe this will make you feel good 🙇🏻♀️
3) Restrict and deprive yourself for various periods of time ⛔️
4) Break the diet, over eat or eat anything but is in the boundaries set in your diet 🙄
5) Feel guilty, ashamed, distressed about this whole cycle, which may feed back into point number 2... and the cycle continues!! ⭕️
'Guilt free foods' feed into this cycle!
SO CAN I EAT ANYTHING I WANT?? - of course some foods are healthier than others 🌱🍐🥝🍗but rather than labelling foods as 'good or bad', try using 'every day foods' and 'celebratory/occasional foods' 🍰. It's normal and healthy eating behaviour to enjoy delicious celebratory foods, now and then when you fancy them and the rest of the time enjoy nourishing your body with good quality healthful foods that you enjoy (wholegrains, fruit, veg, dairy, nuts, seeds, lean meats etc)..... (continued below 👇🏼)