Don’t label food good or bad- treat yourself
A massive issue when trying to lose weight is the labelling of food ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Once your body begins the nutritional breakdown it cannot differentiate between the carbohydrate molecules of brown rice and those of a cookie. By labelling foods and avoiding certain foods as a result you resort to rigidity and punitiveness, often resulting in ‘giving up’ and overindulging in the foods you have denied yourself. Sustainable weight loss revolves around moderation- have what you like, everyone deserves a treat! Use other tools like mindfulness and emotional regulation to avoid comfort eating.