There are so many myths about healthy eating and good nutrition. As I said in one of my questions below, I feel like in our society, nutrition education is often used as a weapon to rein in eating, shame people into losing weight and promote guilt around certain food choices.
Healthy eating has become synonymous with dieting and restriction and counting calories and good vs. bad foods. And I hate that. Many people develop a distorted, confused view of healthy eating thanks to a steady diet of women’s magazines, weight-loss commercials, obesity epidemic hysteria and self-created shame and guilt.
That’s why I’m thrilled and honored to share this eye-opening interview with Michelle Neyman Morris, Ph.D, who clarifies the many misconceptions. Morris is a registered dietician, researcher, Health At Every Size advocate and professor at California State University.
Below, Morris discusses what healthy eating really is, our society’s distorted view of healthy nutrition and how to be a critical consumer of it all.
Learn more about Morris and her work here.