Did you know the way we perceive food can actually affect the way the body deals with it? The brain ultimately controls your body and this includes your digestive system. The science of this is explained very well by The Institute of Psychology Eating here Marc David explains how a tiny collection of cells known as the hypothalamus takes your reaction to a food and transmits this to your digestive system, thus influencing the way your body ultimately processes the food in question. Feeling guilty about a chocolate biscuit could mean the biscuit is digested poorly, viewing the same biscuit with pleasure and expectation, on the other hand, can transmit positivity and enhanced digestion. Keeping a positive attitude about the food you eat can help you remain healthier.
So, go on, spoil yourself a little and smile!