Let’s talk about something we’ve all experienced at some point: labelling our food choices as good or bad.
It’s a common way we evaluate our eating habits, but is it really doing us any good?
We’re going to explore why it’s time to break free from this mindset and start embracing food as fuel for
You’ve probably caught yourself saying, I’ve been good today or I’ve been bad today when discussing your food choices?
Or maybe you’ve used the term naughty to describe indulging in a treat over the weekend. We’ve all been there, and it’s time to stop being so hard on ourselves.
First and foremost, let’s remember that food is fuel. When was the last time you heard someone say their car had been good and deserved a treat, or had been bad and needed to be starved?
Probably never, right?
Well, why are we treating our bodies any differently?
Imagine a world where we didn’t have strict food rules anymore. No more feeling trapped by diets, just complete freedom.
When we think in terms of good vs. bad or satisfaction vs. diet, we limit ourselves, restrict our choices, and try to exert control over our cravings. And let’s face it, that usually ends with us binging on all the foods we’ve denied ourselves.
It’s time for a change in focus.
Say no to the feast or famine cycle. Food is fuel, and that’s all it is.
No more good girl or bad girl labels for what you eat. Instead, prioritise consistency over time.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a healthy relationship with food.
After years of trying various diets, the idea of not dieting at all might feel foreign. But it’s time to shift those neural connections in your brain away from constantly thinking about diets. In this new mindset, no foods are off-limits, and eating isn’t tied to a system of punishment or reward.
Your brains neural pathways are being rewired, and it might take some patience and redirection of the food traffic, but trust me, it’s worth it.
Eating well is a form of self-respect.
You don’t need someone who’s never met you, who doesn’t know your body, to tell you what you need. You’re an educated adult, and it’s time to stop hiding behind diets and move towards something truly amazing: a life without the constant dieting
So, let’s do this together.
Discard the diet you’ve been on for years, and remember, there isn’t a better one around the corner. Embrace food freedom, value your body, and let’s build a healthier relationship with food that doesn’t involve the good and bad labels.
It’s time to live a life where food is a source of nourishment, pleasure, and freedom.
You can join myself and Venessa Nickless in Had a Gut Full, a course that embraces freedom from diets and food restrictions an opens up a world of self-acceptance, nourishment, and genuine well-being. It’s time to step away from the fear and let your body guide you towards a life filled with joy, balance, and true connection.
Say goodbye to the chains of dieting and hello to a future where food is no longer a distraction but a source of pleasure and nourishment.