Disclaimer: I want to highlight that there are certain scenarios where a specific diet is a necessary course of action for a patient’s health. These need to be established and carefully monitored by health and wellness professionals.
We have thoughts and feelings associated with different foods without much influence over those that we have. Diet culture, personal experience, heritage, location, and influence of family and friends shape our food scape, including the food rules that we hold. Conflicting nutritional studies further complicate the matter. After receiving so much nutritional information input from so many sources, we start creating mental lists of the foods that we like and dislike, ones that we gravitate towards, ones that make us feel guilt or shame, and what foods we swear out of our lives. Read More