Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Food guilt

Yes, I’m a terrible person who’s done nothing but spam all of you with (awesome) cat pictures every, ok most, Fridays and haven’t blogged about anything worthwhile in the past month and I don’t even know why you put up with me and thank goodnesss I’m cute, but here I am... finally.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm secretly Catholic. It sure would explain the excessive amount of guilt that I feel about absolutely everything. I overslept: 5 guilt points. I skipped gym: 15 guilt points. I forgot to call my grandparents: 30 guilt points. Needless to say, if it exists, I've probably felt guilty about it at one point or another. And I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that it’s just something that I have to get used to. 

But one thing that I am truly battling against, at the moment at least, is food guilt. There used to be a time when eating badly referred to guzzling down a pizza followed by a Coke, chips and maybe an ice cream, right? But now in the days of carb-free, gluten-free, fat-free, food-free food, it feels as though I can't put anything in my mouth without feeling instantly guilty about it. Remember when fruit was a healthy snack? Now it's packed with sugar (the devil, for those of you who aren't acquainted) and must be shunned at once. You heard me: drop that banana right now. And shun it. Shun that banana and its evil sugar-containing properties. Shun.

And let's not even get started on meals with pasta and rice in them. With all  this nitpicking and finger pointing, I'm surprised we haven't all given up and turned into those human blobs on WALL-E. Bottom line: your diet is your own business. Kudos to you for following it –  I will be the first one to congratulate you on your weight loss thanks to only eating cabbage and twigs for 3 weeks – but please don't shove your food philosophies down my throat and make me feel guilty for eating my toasted cheese and tomato sandwich (which I had been looking forward to all day before you spoiled it by dropping the carb-bomb). You wouldn't tell someone how to have sex. Don't tell them how to eat.

1 comment:

  1. So nice to have you back Karen! Agree totally with your last few sentences!!