As we’re surrounded by sugar-laden Halloween treats, who doesn’t succumb to the temptation. (Honestly, the ever-evolving versions of peanut butter cups that keep appearing in store aisles feels like a personal dietary challenge directly targeted at me!) Although a regular diet of processed & high sugar foods is proven to negatively impact our mental health, there’s another aspect of eating that impacts our mental well-being. The perspective and relationship we have with food was built over our lifetime. It’s challenging and fatiguing to break or not fall back into bad habits. When we do, we often internally punish ourselves above and beyond the dietary lapse. Check out this article that considers our relationship with food and altering that perspective.