I’m pulling out an old post of mine and re-posting because…I can. I’m eager to hear more thoughts on the matter, too. I’m ALWAYS chatting up the aisles at Whole Foods…(ex. “I tried that probiotic hummus, but…well…let’s just say I prefer my probiotics outside my hummus” I could go on.)
I’m under the weather but I still want to blog, so why not recycle one post that never received many page visits? Here ya go:
ABC’s What Would You Do? had me stirred up all week.
They hired actors to portray an overweight mother and daughter filling their cart with junk food; and another to portray a member of the “calorie police” – who publicly berates the mother for her choices. Click here for more.
I don’t need to state the obvious. Clearly it’s inappropriate.
But it had me thinking.
The show – in typical fashion – flipped the scenario. They switched up the actors: brought in a black mother and daughter and changed the “calorie police” from a woman to a man.
But I wanted to see them bring in a healthy-looking family with a cart full of junk into play.
Do people think the same negative thoughts about a healthy-looking, thin person with a cart full of unhealthy food? Sadly, I think not.
Or what about someone like me? Who may not look quite so healthy but is clearly not obese? Would anyone think about my trans-fat consumption?
Actually, picture a girl 15 lbs thinner than I am, struggling behind the weight of a grocery cart filled with lettuce, mustard and diet soda. That girl was me, five years ago and days away from being hospitalized. *shudder*
Though I was often approached by concerned citizens (bless their hearts) it was never at the grocery store, ironically.
My point is…I appreciate America’s new interest in healthy eating, but the message is too focused on Obesity.
Everybody needs to eat clean, healthy, real food. Every Body.
This is what actually made it into my cart that day:
These sadly did not.
Though they were clearly meant for a some Crayola Loving Florida Girl like me.
Neither did this little lady.
Because I am a responsible adult.
Who can clearly not afford $8 bars of soap.
Especially not on days she buys coconut water.
I go to the store a lot. This was just random bits –by no means representative of everything I eat. You can learn a lot about a person in the checkout line of the grocery, and it’s fun to snoop sometimes. Beats reading the tabloids.
But let’s get real. We need to love one another, not judge one another.
And we all need to eat healthy food.
Hollah at me:
Do you snoop-dogg it at the grocery store? I do.
Do you think America gives a “free pass” to people to eat junk as long as they’re not fat?