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Enjoy food without the guilt!

  • Posted by Catherine Tumelty
  • 13 February 2015

In Issue 15 of our Fit n Fast Magazine Nardia Norman explored the power of words on your health.

In summary, it is all about how we unwittingly put labels on our food which, unfortunately, means we attach judgment to it; and by default, judgment to ourselves. If you label a food as ‘naughty’ and then you eat that ‘naughty’ food, all of a sudden you also feel ‘naughty’ (and probably guilty or ‘bad’) for eating it.

The more this happens the more judgment you place on yourself and, thus, a negative relationship with food is created. Every time you eat you feel you are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depending on what you have consumed (and so the slippery slope to food obsession and an unhealthy relationship with food can begin)

 But guess what? Food cannot be good, bad, naughty, healthy, dirty or clean! Food is food and only serves to provide our body with energy and nutrients. And that’s it!

In order to experience true freedom that comes with having a healthy relationship with food, it is important to see it for what it is – nourishment for your body.

By doing this we can all have a healthier relationship with our food and enjoy every bite.