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Why we say there are ‘no bad foods’

Many weight loss programmes define certain foods as “good” or “bad”, but here at Beezee we take a more holistic view of the subject — telling our participants that there are “no bad foods”. 

Of course, some foods have a higher nutritional value than others, and obviously some foods are certainly not good for us if consumed in any quantity. 

But our nutritionists understand that overall balance is more important than restricting certain foods completely — and that a little bit of what you fancy can sometimes do you good. 

Making lasting changes 

When people come to us, they have often tried fad diets and weight-loss plans, many of which restrict calories or cut out entire food groups in a way which is unsustainable, unrealistic and potentially unhealthy. 

They may have experienced initially impressive weight loss, but have failed to stick with it, sometimes experiencing “yo-yo dieting” — repeatedly losing weight and then putting it back on again. 

This is understandably frustrating and demoralising. We help our participants understand that self-knowledge is the real key to sustainable behaviour change, enabling them to create sustainable healthy habits. 

The emotional aspect 

Our programmes educate people about the principles of healthy eating — such as the NHS-approved Eatwell Guide — but we also guide them through their emotional relationship with food. 

We help people to understand their eating habits, or why they get cravings for certain foods. 

By analysing their triggers and learning how to deal with stress or negative emotions in other ways, they can then build long-lasting healthier habits. 

Removing the stigma 

We believe that stigmatising certain foods is counterproductive. We understand that it is unrealistic that people should avoid chocolate or crisps entirely — and that such foods can fit into a healthy and balanced diet. 

See, it sounds quite reasonable when we put it like that, doesn’t it? 

That’s why we’ve managed to help so many people build sustainable, healthy habits around food — making lasting, positive changes to their lives.