This Dietitian’s top guilt-free foods (all foods are guilt free)
A question I get a lot of the time is something to the effect of, “what are the best foods to eat?” or “what is the most guilt-free option?”
So here is my top 9 list for guilt-free eating. Are you ready?
Here we go…
Wha? But you’re a dietitian, aren’t you super healthy?
Um, yes, yes, I am. My doctor would second that.
AND I eat whatever sounds good. I practice intuitive eating, a term coined by authors/RDs Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, but a it’s practice that’s been around since the beginning of human existence.
Intuitive eating means listening to your body’s innate knowing of what you need for nutrition, and all body functions like sleep and relieving yourself.
You wouldn’t say, “I can only pee 4 oz at 11am, then I have to wait until 5 pm and I can pee another 7 oz…” so WHY do we try to do that with food?
Our body is designed with biofeedback mechanisms that tell us what we need. Be it sleep, greens, protein, carbs, to go to the bathroom, whatever. If we listen to our body, and truly trust our body we will be our healthiest self.
I know this is hard if it’s new to you. People generally don’t go from being seeped in diet culture to eating intuitively overnight. It is a process of learning to trust yourself again. But it is possible for you.
Bonus- when you are eating and living intuitively, you don’t think about food so much. The brain space is freed-up for other things like connecting with friends, and working on passions.
Give yourself the gift of freedom.
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P.S. – I have a series of podcast episodes about the principles of intuitive eating. Check out the Permission To Eat podcast on your favorite podcast platform, starting with episode 12.