The anti-sugar crusade isn’t going to be our salvation either. We don’t eat sugar and fat. We eat food. And like it or not, we’re human and we like our food to taste good.So while we’re busily quitting the sugar we’re still not checking our eating behaviour.
What happens when we make one nutrient/food BAD? We sanctify other foods and nutrients and this can affect how much we eat and how we feel and think when we are eating.
“This food is good = I am good for eating it”
“This food is bad = I am bad for eating it”
And while this internal chatter is going on, are we tasting, enjoying, savouring, smelling, and checking the sensation of hunger or satisfaction? Are we present in our body? No.
Worse are the internal conversations that sound like this:
“I’d love a hamburger, but I’m being good so I should have salad.”
“Ugh this salad is so boring, it’s cold and has no flavour. At least its good for me.”
“Maybe I can have that chocolate, yes I’ll have the chocolate, and I deserve it because I’ve been so good.”
“Oh no! What have I done, I’m so weak, stuff it what’s the point, I may as well eat the lot now because I’ve blown it”
So for your GOOD physical and emotional health, ditch the confusing food rules. Start listening to your body. Yes good nutrition is really important and you can trust your body to seek it out if you stop over thinking it.