Why diet foods actually SUCK...[long but important info for all dieters]
Sugar-free, fat free, low-calorie, you name it...I used to be *obsessed* with every low-calorie/diet option of food available.
While these foods can be helpful for reducing your caloric intake while still having the flavors you love, they ultimately screwed up my relationship with food for a few years, and it might do the same for you.
The problem isn’t consuming these reduced calorie versions of food necessarily, the problem is the anxiety that they create when you are faced with the regular option rather than your diet friendly option.
For example, sugar-free ketchup, Walden farms, and powdered peanut butter aren’t available everywhere. So the moment you have to eat the real thing, you start getting anxiety because you think that not having the reduced calorie version of your food is going to make you unhealthy or make you spiral out of control.
I think a huge step in healing an anxious relationship with food and eliminating food fear and anxiety is stepping away from these diet foods one by one.