Tina has been trying to lose weight for a few months now. She knows everything about sensible eating and weight loss. But what she doesn't know is how to stick with a diet plan. She tries to eat sensibly, but often she falters at her diet. When she does, she spends days feeling guilty about "being bad". This is what is referred to as "food guilt".
Do you also suffer from guilt pangs after you have had a meal you thoroughly wanted to eat? Does your favorite food make you feel so guilty that you can't even enjoy it?
Deal With Food Guilt
- There is a sea of information about sensible eating and nutrition on the internet. Not everything applies to everyone. When reading about specific diets and fads, take it with a pinch of salt.
- As long as you eat healthy and nutritious food often, there is nothing wrog with eating your favorite food every now and then. 75:25 is a great rule to follow!
- Experts say that eating your traditional food (what your grandma cooked for you as a kid) is the best kind of food for you. Usually this is favorite food for most people.
- Stop food shaming yourself. Respect yourself, your likes and needs.
- Try to eat with friends or family. This will help you in enjoying your food without guilt.
Whatever you do, remember that you have only one life to live. The purpose of life is not to eat sensibly. You should be sensible and also enjoy things you like.