Question 4: What do you actually like eating – “If you like it, eat it. If you don’t, don’t"
Maybe you’ve now come to the conclusion that:
A) You’ve been avoiding something due to information from an unreliable source
B) You understand now that populations can thrive off it so it’s not so deadly after all
C) You don’t actually have any negative reaction to it
BUT your thinking – Kim, I don’t even like cheese! So do I have to eat it?
Absolutely not. As far as I’m concerned, “I just don’t like it” is a perfectly justified reason not to include it in your diet. Like me and tinned tuna. I hate tuna.
(HOWEVER: If eating something causes anxiety – that’s different. That’s a food fear which needs to be addressed).
On the other hand, if like DO like something, and you do not react negatively to it – then “I like it” is also a perfectly justified reason to have it IN your diet.
For example, why go on diet that eliminates all cheese if you LOVE cheese and it gives you no ill side effects? I personally can’t imagine my life without being allowed chocolate!
Avoiding things you love completely, only creates restrictive thoughts and feelings of deprivation The right way of eating for you is one filled with foods you enjoy, without any guilt attached.