There’s nothing better on a Monday than spilling your most random or ridiculous thoughts on the internet. (I lie. LOTs of things are better.)
Hence I commence (rhyme!).
OMMM- On My Mind Monday BS edition.
Today’s Prompt for NHBPM is:
“Call BS on something. What’s something that is just ridiculous?”
That’s an easy one. Health-related BS abounds.
I could write about the absurdity and potential danger of food labels.
I could write about the hidden names of sugar and the truth about “sugar free” products.
And that’s not nearly all. For the list that I refer to (just for reference) click here.
I don’t think there is anything in the world with a sugar free LABEL that is truly sugar free. And that’s fine. My beloved “sugar free” preserves? Polydextrose, maltodextrin… Both of which are why this item was forbidden on my sugar free meal plan.
Glad I got over that one(!), but it was hard work after an Eating Disorder treatment center tells you to avoid it.
Which brings me to…
I’m calling BS on people who claim there is ONE right way to eat for every body. (Or even the claim that there is a right way to eat PERIOD.)
Or how people chase “healthy diet” models the same way other people chase the latest diet fix (pills, powders, cabbage soup..etc) rather than settling down and figuring out what suits THEM best. Veganism was the trend for a while…now it’s Paleo…what’s next?
I could write about how “Fitspiration” in many instances (not all) is a thinly veiled version of “Thinspiration” and a bit problematic and flawed to begin with.
Here is something I know for SURE is Fitspiration but you aren’t going to see much like this on Tumbler or Pinterest. See what I mean?
As I was thinking about all of this….it occurs to me that I REALLY need to call BS on myself.
Yup. I’m calling myself out. You see….I obviously think about food, food marketing and nutrition a great deal. I’m not even interested in losing that. I’m also fully aware that I deserve a GREAT deal of side-eye when I start talking about ANY of it because….well.
I really need to be focused on thinking LESS about Food & Co. I need to take a break from the Food Network and the nutrition books and the recipes and grocery lists…..because – although it’s a genuine interest of mine….. it’ll be there waiting while I gain some sanity.
Because it’s JUST FOOD and my brain apparently thinks differently.
I want to love my food … but I don’t want to LOVE love my food.
I should NOT enjoy grocery shopping as much as I do. Lol.
There is too much more to live for.
God. Love. Peace. Glitter.
The perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
OoPs! I just did it again!!!!
Previous posts for NHBPM can be found here.
- Your turn! Call BS on something or…somebody.