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8 Tips for Banishing Food Guilt

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Regardless of whether you have a sweet tooth, a temptation for starches, lack of will power in the face of saturated fats, or all of the above, we’re all familiar with food guilt in one way or another. Food guilt is the shameful string of emotions and negative self-talk that follows an indulgent snack, sweet dessert, or rich meal.

If you obsess about what you should or shouldn’t be eating, it’s time to banish food guilt for good…

1. Identify Sources of Food Guilt

As babies and even children we don’t associate eating with shame and negativity.  Something caused this negative association to occur. It might have been a sibling calling you overweight as a child or magazines full of scantily clad, unrealistic body types. Recognizing this source of food guilt will help you overcome negativity and create new and positive associations with food.

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