I grew up regularly eating McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, pizza, pasta, heroes, white bread, Chinese take-out, cereals, chips, cookies, microwaved macaroni & cheese, sodas, juices, and all of the other highly processed, highly refined, deadly foods & drinks the Standard American Diet is comprised of … and I loved them all.
None of those are bad.
Even though I haven’t eaten any of those things in years, and will never again, I repeat:
None of those foods or drinks are ‘bad’.
That’s because there is no such thing as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food.
‘Eating healthy’ is about figuring out what works best for you, what you like, and what you can do consistently and well.
It is NOT about making, or being handed, a list of good & bad foods.
It is NOT about judgement.
As you begin to shift your mindset away from one of constantly judging foods, which is also constantly judging yourself, then you can move into the place of permission, inclusion, relaxation, and confidence.
You don’t need to stay away from ‘bad’ foods.
That’s a game you probably can’t win.
Just eat what works for you most of the time.