26 Mar 31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 26 from Danielle Omar
Only a few more days left of National Nutrition Month! Today’s tip is courtesy of dietitian Danielle Omar. I’ve had numerous opportunities to chat nutrition with Danielle — one particular conversation was during a morning walk on the beach — where I learned how inspiring Danielle truly is. Enjoy her words of wisdom!
Create a No Guilt Zone
I teach people to eat with food confidence. One aspect of being a confident eater is not feeling guilty after eating…no matter what! A conscious eating choice is always better than an unconscious one, so own it! I hear all the time that people feel “guilty” after eating a heavy meal or sugar-laden dessert. There’s no room for guilt in confident eating. Guilt is a form of self-punishment and confident eaters are not victims of their food choices. This means they accept their choices, whether good or not so good. There is no living in the past with confident eating. You choose, you eat, you move on. Besides, what’s the point in feeling regret over something you ate after its long been digested? No matter what the choice, allow your food to move through your system, unencumbered by guilt, fear, regret or shame. Your body will thank you for it.
Danielle Omar is a Registered Dietitian, clean eating coach, and seasoned expert consultant, frequently lending her love of creating to some of the country’s most highly recognized food features in television, radio, web, and print media. Her practical, no-nonsense approach to food confidence and healthy living inspires mass audiences through both her one-on-one and group coaching programs, both on and offline. She’s a regularly featured guest blogger and expert consultant for food writers nationwide, and founder of foodconfidence.com, inspiring men and women to confidently transform their wellness goals into sustainable, healthy new lifestyles. Danielle’s popular online program, Nourish: 21 Days of Clean Eating is a repeat hit, and she’s currently developing a follow-up series that will include a wealth of healthy-lifestyle practices