11 Mar '12, 4pm

No Whole Food is Bad: In this article, David argues that the paradigm suggesting that some foods are “good” and

At the Institute for the Psychology of Eating , founder Marc David explores the emotional factors that influence what we eat and how our mental states influence the impact of those foods on our bodies. In this article, David argues that the paradigm suggesting that some foods are “good” and others “bad” is an overly simplified take on nutrition that only serves to induce guilt , lower metabolism, and promote suboptimal eating habits. This is perhaps one of the most important yet most overlooked concepts in the field of nutrition. Food is Amoral In the article, David explains that certain foods – usually those perceived to be “too high” in calories, fat, salt, or carbohydrates – are often labeled as “bad.” If we indulge in them, therefore, we must be bad, too (or weak-willed, lazy, etc.). As a result of this way of thinking, we punish ourselves emotionally. That, in turn, c...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/no-food-is-bad.html

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