In March 2019, a poll reported that 1/3 of Americans feel guilty about the food they eat. These emotions could interfere with dieting. According to research in Appetite, people who feel guilty about food are more likely to eat unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Meanwhile, people who enjoy healthy eating are more likely to stick to a nutritious diet.
Registered dietitian Elisa Zied has noticed the difference that eating confidently makes. People who love eating healthy are more likely to exercise, drop weight, enjoy a balanced diet, and not overeat.