Marcia B. Williams from Natural Health Atlanta gives her Best Advice

Natural Health Atlanta’s Marcia B. Williams, ND is here to give you her best advice on dealing with guilt.

Marcia B. Williams, ND from Natural Health AtlantaQ: How can guilt be described?

A: Guilt is a feeling of personal failure to oneself or to others. Nutrition is my area of specialty, and I see many clients with uncontrolled food cravings who feel guilty because of over-indulgences.

Q: What is the one thing that most people don’t know about guilt?

A: Most people don’t understand that focusing on the guilt they feel about eating unhealthy food lessens the control they have, and therefore makes the cravings stronger.

Q: What is the best way to get rid of guilt?

A: As guilt relates to food, a good strategy is to find foods that taste good and are also healthy. You will then feel good about yourself and the guilt will disappear.

Q: What is the one thing we need to recognize about guilt?

A: Guilt will prevent you from achieving your goals. With food, the more you overindulge, the guiltier you feel, so you keep eating to feel better, and it becomes a vicious cycle.

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?

A: I allow myself a very good dessert on special occasions. Chocolate truffles and strawberry shortcake are my favorites. I don’t feel guilty because normally I eat very healthy and exercise, so I deserve it!

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