Remove the guilt this Easter!!!

How to have a Guilt free Easter

I hope you had a great Easter!

As much as we all love chocolate, judging by the conversations the past few days, a lot of people (particularly women) really struggle with a guilty conscience after indulging in easter treats.

For many women, food and guilt are inseparable.

 We think of different foods as “good” or “bad”; if we have dessert we’re being “naughty”; and we all have our “guilty pleasures”

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Dealing with easter guilt

“Tomorrow I’m only eating clean foods to make up for Easter”

is something I used to promise myself almost every year!!

*100-200 calorie meal replacement shake for breakfast

*Berries and nuts as a snack

*Salad for lunch

*Run 10km

*BINGE AT NIGHT

And it turns out that ditching the guilt (not surprisingly) is good for your health.

Studies into the effects of guilt have found that the self-criticism that follows (e.g. what’s wrong with me, why did I eat all that chocolate, why do I have no self-control?) is associated with less motivation and worse self-control.

Guilt after eating leads to more uncomfortable feelings

Leading to the binge-guilt cycle I’m always talking about let me explain how it works

Guilt from eating

  • “Why can’t I stop eating, what’s wrong with me”
  • “Why do I keep damaging my body like this”
  • “I don’t deserve to be happy because I don’t even want to eat healthy”
  • “I will have the packets so that no one will see what I have done”
  • I better go for an additional 5km run to make up for this tomorrow
  • “I just can’t control myself around food”
  • “I told you we weren’t good enough!!


Feeling unhappy with my body or myself

Here are the thoughts I often had “I’d be happier with myself if I could just lose 5kg”
“I hate my hips, they are so repulsive”
I wish I were so that I can control myself around food
“There’s something wrong with me.”

Dieting/Restricting


“This new cleanse is going to change my life”
“Paleo must be the answer, carbs are the enemy”
“I’m going to the gym for 2 hours today, this will surely shift the number on the scale”
“I’m going for a second run today to burn off that glass of wine I had last night”

The dreaded Binge


Faceplant into a bag of chips, “I will be good again tomorrow”
“I already fucked up today, might as well make the most of it, let’s get a tub of ice cream and a bag of sweets”
“I deserve a treat, it’s been such a long day”

We need to break the guilt associated with food

  • Pay attention to your language when it comes to food (Remove the prefix, “treat” , “Cheat” , “naughty”, “Good”, “Bad” from all food)
  • Eat the damn chocolate with full permission.
  • Slow down and enjoy every single bite
  • If you do end up overindulging a little, forgive yourself, it’s only a little extra chocolate, not the end of the world

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