Singapore Women's Weekly

Free From Guilt

We all carry a certain amount of guilt baggage. There’s the “I’m not spending enough time with my kids” suitcase, the “I should have put in more hours at work” hold-all and the “I shouldn’t have said no to that invite” handbag. And then, there’s all the lifestyle guilt we lug around too. food guilt, exercise guilt, alcohol guilt, and even relaxation guilt. It’s a never-ending cycle. But is this guilt negatively impacting our well-being and sabotaging our goals for good health? According to research, it could be.

One study found that feeling bad about what we’re eating causes our brain to transmit negative signals. The result? A slower metabolic rate and digestion, and an increase

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