Guilt and Shame
Saturday, March 08, 2014
I hate the terms "guiltless" and "sinless" when it comes to healthy living. One thing that has really helped my mom on her weight loss journey since being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is that "nothing is off-limits." The cool thing about diabetes (you'll see where I'm going with this) is that you get feedback on what you ate based on your numbers for that day. So while some foods may be better than others, none are off limits. If you keep up with your numbers, you have the feedback to know which is which.
I don't think I ever feel guilt when I eat. Do you? I might sometimes think, "Oh I shouln't have!" but it's never guilt or shame. I don't think "guiltless" or "sinless" needs to be in the health dictionary. It appears there's more "guiltless" than "sinless" on SparkPeople, given my quick search on their site.
When we do something that might not be our best interest, let's just pick up where we left off and move forward from there, shall we?