June 27th, 2011
Dave brought home the devil today.
Oh my sweet, salty, caramel-y goodness.
Ok, and just kidding about the devil bit. Does anyone else hate it whenever people assign moral value to food? That food is “good” but that one is “bad.” Food cannot be inherently good or bad. Yea it’s either healthy or unhealthy but that isn’t a moral standard.
It drives me nuts when I hear people talk about it! Food cannot be bad. What we do with it (i.e. how we treat it) is what is bad. It can be an obsession and it’s our treatment of food that cause all the numerous health issues we see around us—not the food itself. Like if I indulged consistently in those Klondike Bars and end up sick or unhealthy, what was bad? The Klondike bar or the indulgence? And if I ate only spinach and end up malnourished, can we determine that the spinach is at fault. Or are my actions the problem?
So basically, before you go off declaring a food to be “bad” or saying that you were “so bad today” because you ate a caramel pretzel Klondike Bar, think about what is actually wrong. Neither is bad. Our selfish, superficial mentality that our girly figure is more important than a life of joyful moderation…
Well, that’s bad.
Does is bother you when people add moral value to food?
P.S. It is not sitting well with me! I won’t blame the food, though. After all, I do indeed know that I am lactose intolerant and yet I ate it anyway. Or I could also blame Dave.