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Dinner table isn't proper environment for a guilty conscience

 

September 11, 2019

You hear it all the time.

Likely you have even said it: "I was bad today."Or, "I was good today."

"Good" and "bad," terms commonly used for moral and ethical issues, somehow have become everyday language in relationship to food and eating. I hear this a lot myself as I am a registered dietitian.Somehow, I become an automatic "confession box" for the "wayward eater."

Have you ever stopped to think about why we slap such hefty terms on ourselves and others? This language we use ("good and bad") reveals the mindsets that underpin our words. Those mindsets are guilt and restriction.

Quite of...



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