Tips for when you feel guilty about eating:
1.Try to figure out what is making you feel guilty. Targeting the issue is the first step in addressing it. What did you eat that caused you to feel this guilt?
2. One you figured out what food caused you to feel this guilt ask yourself why…was it high in calories? High in sugar? Something that you don’t consider healthy?
3. Look at the long term. What you ate might have been unhealthy or not what you planned, but is it going to affect you in a week? Most of the time the answer is going to be no.
4. Did you genuinely enjoy what you ate? No, I’m not asking about the nutritional value or the macros or the calories, I’m asking if you enjoyed this food. Most of the time the answer is going to be yes.
5. Remember that there is more to life than tracking calories and losing weight or becoming fit. You live one life and in that life there is no shame in enjoying delicious foods. There is nothing wrong in eating something just to enjoy it.
6. Try your best to distance the relationship you have created between food and guilt. While this is a long term goal, it is something you can work on everyday. There are no bad foods, and there are no good foods. Food is simply food and detaching foods from the labels of good and bad is key to reestablishing a healthy relationship with food.