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The Psychology of Willpower

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You don't need to burn anything off

We eat food for more than just to gain energy. We connect with our culture through food, we connect with others over a meal, and we eat for pleasure and nostalgia.

Trying to compensate with exercise when you feel you’ve eaten too much can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life. It could also set in a cycle of overeating, compensating, and overeating again.

Instead, just let your body do its thing. Most importantly, don't be rigid or punish yourself for eating too much.

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Food rules impact your well-being

Food rules impact your well-being

There's a vital difference between food rules and healthy eating habits:

  • Food rules are rigid: you have strict parameters around how you should eat and feel guilty or worried when you don't eat according to that plan.
  • H...

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There are no bad foods

If we think of food in terms of good and bad, and that eating is a bad behaviour, it is easy to believe you are a bad person for eating. Then food becomes a source of stress and shame instead of nourishment and pleasure.

Rather than feeling you're a terrible person without self-control bec...

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Don't demonize macronutrients

Don't demonize macronutrients

There’s no evidence that a low-carb diet is any healthier than one that includes a balance of all macronutrients. The same for low-fat diets.

A 2020 review of 121 previous trials found that none of the diets limiting certain macronutrients is more effective at improving health than...

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