Today’s topic is something I was guilty of in my past: the moralizing of healthy behaviors.

Whether you have moralized healthy behaviors before or had someone do this to you, this episode is for you!

Let’s delve into the damaging belief that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods and that foods can only be placed into these two boxes.

This oversimplification can lead to self-judgment when you eat ‘bad’ food or self-righteousness when you eat the ‘good’ foods, which is not a beneficial mindset.

This episode helps healthy habit moralizers ask themselves, “Am I trying to make myself feel better by looking down on this other person?”

We will discuss food affordability and access and how often these things impact the ability to eat certain foods or have certain lifestyles.

My main takeaway from this episode is that moralizing creates shame, as seen in people of all ages.

By the end of the episode, whether you are moralizing healthy behaviors or have someone in your life who is doing this, I have tools that you can implement into your life to steer away from moralizing and ideas for creating boundaries with those people in your life.


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