'Guilt-Free' Foods May Be Worse for Your Diet Than Simply Indulging Every Once in A While
We’ve all heard the term “guilt-free” food- most often associated with some…probably less delicious version of a guilt-y option.??????VO-fries/baked/cake/sugar-no??You know… recipes where a fried classic is baked or some otherwise delectable dish is made less-so by taking out, you know… whatever made it tasty in the first place.
????VO-guy eats/??But experts tell HuffPost that labeling foods “guilt-free” puts them on a moral scale-which they say may be counterintuitive to healthy eating overall.????VO-eat/??Food psychologist, Dr. Jen Bateman, says: “When we make foods ‘bad,’ we can set up a cycle of rebellion and craving them more.” ????VO-timelapse eating??Saying that the teenager in all of us will likely want to rebel-making us crave guilty foods.????VO-donuts??And once we give in… the guilt sets in… which Bateman says can lead to a quote “what’s the point” mentality… leading to even more unhealthy choices.
????VO-veggie slide into cake??And Alyssa Pike, registered dietician and the nutrition communications coordinator for the International Food Information Council Foundation agrees.????VO-woman eating??Saying our diets should be more quote “intuitive.”????VO-QoS??“Intuitive eaters understand that eating isn’t perfect and it never will be, so shame no longer has a place.” She said about the idea.????VO-hot bar/grocery/burger??Going on to say that your overall diet is much more important than a single… guilt-filled meal.????VO??So it seems taming the beast means letting it out every once in a while.????