Food Guilt

I was witness to the Twitter conversation above, this week, and I think it illustrates my feelings about food well. I really try to steer myself away from assigning a “good” or “bad” value to food. Of course, it’s easy to recognize that there are more nutritious and less nutritious foods. However, I dislike assigning phrasing like that.

Food is food. Not good, not bad. Food isn’t a reward or a punishment.

You make choices, you own those choices and then you move on.

Part of this outlook comes from necessity. I’m trying to change the way I think about food. It’s hard. When food has been comfort and reward for so many years, it’s damn near impossible to rewire your brain to think about it differently. I always try to be conscious of how I think and talk about my food choices. I’m not always successful, but it’s movement in the right direction.

Here is the initial post by Carla Birnberg that sparked the Twitter conversation above: We’re Not Dogs, We’ve Earned Better