How do I avoid morning tea junk food?
Email your questions for Dr Libby to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only a selection of questions can be answered. be happy to have some more nutritious options, too. (of food or weight gain, for example) does not serve our health in any way. Remember that it’s what we do everyday that impacts on our health, not what we do sometimes, so having some less nutritious food occasionally while socialising and enjoying the company you are in can be part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Also remember that there’s a huge difference between one chocolate biscuit and eating the whole packet, and it’s when we have an ‘‘all or nothing’’ mentality that we’re more likely to end up doing the latter.
For your new way of eating to be enjoyable and sustainable, it’s important that you don’t feel deprived or like you’re missing out. So if you decide to have that one chocolate biscuit, enjoy it and don’t feel guilty. However, if you don’t want to eat the foods that are available at your morning tea, or you’re just not hungry, that’s perfectly OK too. Do what feels right for you.
Eating less nutritious food occasionally while socialising can be part of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.