Yes, I am guilty of passing judgement on others for their dietary and nutritional choices. I don’t mind sharing, but I made it a practice not to push what I believe on others, because I understand that everyone is different and everything doesn’t work for everybody.
As most of you know, I no longer label myself as a vegetarian or a person who eats a plant-based diet. I am simply a person who eats the food that agrees with me.
During my days of passing judgement, I had a closed heart and mind. I honestly believe that my growth stagnated a bit. I am thankful for my coach and mentor, who has continued to challenge and encourage me along this journey.
I was a member of a Facebook Group that was so far to the left or right (just know they were not middle of the road) in their thinking and I noticed that some people in the group came off as angry and unkind. The attitude was, “It’s this way or no way at all.” I left the group without any reservations and I realized that I still have more to learn.
My goal is to be a health coach and be good at what I do. I cannot be successful if I have a closed heart and mind. If my heart and mind are closed, then I will never experience growth.
Institute for the Psychology of Eating Video
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses a nutritional toxin that some of us are guilty of having. Marc David’s video, This Nutritional Toxin Will Surprise You, really hit home and today I share it with you, the way I used to think about diet and nutrition.
My judgement thoughts/statements and what I have learned:
If you eat meat or any animals, you’ll get cancer or some other terminal illnesses. – I learned that there are people who eat a vegetarian diet who have died from cancer and have developed other illnesses due to deficiencies.
You have to eat 100% raw vegan or to be healthy. – I learned that this is simply not the case. There are some people who eat a 100% raw vegan diet who are in poor health. You may not hear about it, but it does exist.
If you eat fat, you’ll get fat. – I learned that this is not 100% true. If you eat unhealthy fats, junk food and processed/refined foods, then you will probably get fat. Healthy fats are good for you.
If you eat a diet high in carbohydrates, then you will be fine. Granted those carbohydrates are from a plant sources; that’s what we thrive on. – I learned that everyone does not do well eating a high carbohydrate diet.
I can get all I need from plant protein, he/she doesn’t know what they are talking about. – I learned that there are some who do very well eating only protein from plant sources, but then there are some who don’t do very well.
Below is Marc David’s video:
Are you guilty of passing judgement on others for their dietary and nutritional choices?