Friday, August 20, 2010

I don't care what you eat. Really.

I don't care what you eat. I don't. I am not a member of the Food Police. Nor am I a member of the gastronomic clergy. I don't judge you, and I don't expect (or want) you to confess your food related "sins" to me. Because I don't want you to do that to me.

In the recent past I have had several close friends either order something and immediately instruct me not to judge them and their choice for "being bad" or make a comment to me after the meal that I must have thought that was awful.

Let's get one thing straight. Food shouldn't be "good" or "bad". It's just food. Sustenance. Some of it is more nutritious, and some if it doesn't hold much redeeming nutritional value but tastes amazing. And you should indulge sometimes! That's what real life is about! Only you can decide what works for you and your goals. Personally, I have to be pretty careful about I indulge. Because honestly, for me (and this is just me, it does not apply to everybody) it's a slippery slope. I have too many opportunities to indulge than I have the metabolic capacity to handle and still move forward with MY goal.

I don't follow people around and assess their eating 24/7, so who am I to judge how you eat when I'm around? I'm happy to give people tips from my own experience, but the bottom line is, I don't care what you eat.

1 comment:

  1. I really struggle with the whole good vs. bad food thing. The thing is, I'm THAT girl. I'll often say things like that to my husband if I am eating something I know I shouldn't be, or eating too much of it. I will rationalize to him, or tell him not to judge me or what have you. But really it all boils down to my own guilt. I feel guilty because I know better.