This is a practical follow up to Neutralizing our inner food critic. Now that we know that food isn’t the be-all and end-all of health, it’s time to silence that food critic. Here are some responses to some typical inner food critic thoughts.

Thought: It’s okay to eat carbs in fruit and veg but I should restrict bread, pasta and potatoes

Response: Starchy carbohydrates provide me with fiber for my gut health and B vitamins which are needed for our body’s metabolism

Thought: Fats have no nutrition and will make me gain weight  

Response: Fat is required in the diet to help us to absorb fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. 

Thought: I should avoid all food with sugar

Response: Sugar satisfies my sweet tooth and stops cravings from taking over my life

wEIGHT DOESNT EQUAL HEALTH (1)

Thought: There is no place in my diet for “unhealthy food”

Response: No individual food is going to make me unhealthy (or healthy for that matter)

Thought: It’s unnatural to eat dairy

Response: Dairy provides our bones with calcium, our nervous system with vitamin B12 and provides iodine which is needed to form essential hormones

How did you do with challenging the inner food police? I’d love to hear. Contact me here or over on Insta! In the meantime, take care ❤

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