I think you just want people to be obese! Do you know that some of the food you recommend to eat can lead to some serious disease like diabetes, cardiovascular problem, cholesterol, many more??
Ooh, I was waiting for the day somebody asked me this; thank you so much! You’ve provided my entertainment for the day.
Please tell me why on earth I would want people to be obese. How would I benefit from that? (No, I am not a ‘fat chick jealous of skinny people’, before you come up with that rubbish.)
Also, please tell me why obesity is a bad thing anyway. Before you say ‘but omg it makes you fat and it makes you, like, die’, have a look at this [x] and this [x].
Then, tell me, since when do certain foods automatically lead to diabetes, heart disease and cholesterol? I ate four ice creams yesterday. Oh no, everybody, let’s rush me to the hospital before I collapse of all the raised insulin levels! And all the saturated fat! I’m such a fatty! *gasp*
Let’s take a look at what I’m doing here. I am a recovery blog, and, in my opinion, the only recovery blog I’ve seen that actually encourages people recovering from eating disorders to push themselves out of their comfort zones and eat all the foods they’ve grown to think are truly deadly and evil.
You will not recover unless you challenge everything you believe. Recovery is about taking risks and doing everything you thought you never could. Recovery is about breaking all your rules. Recovery is about saying ‘fuck it’ to everything and learning to live. Recovery is about accepting your body and accepting your hunger, instead of trying to control them and shrink them.
Processed ham? Won’t kill you. Ice cream? Won’t kill you. White packaged bread? Won’t kill you. Egg yolks? Won’t kill you. Refined sugar? Won’t kill you. It is food, and you should not give food moral values like ‘good’, ‘bad’. You should not give ‘healthy’ a moral value, either. The idea that us First Worlders have of ‘healthy’ is very fucked up.
All food has nutrients. Nutrients are good for you. End. Argue with this if you will, but it’s true. Yes, even soda, real soda, the queen of that ‘empty calories’ food list, has nutrients. It is made of sugar, and your body runs on sugar, your brain especially.
Sugar is a nutrient just like anything else, and no, the sugar you eat doesn’t have to exclusively come from milk and fruit sugars. Fat is a nutrient just like anything else, and no, the fat you eat doesn’t have to exclusively come from nuts, avocado, and plant oils. That type of obsession with ‘healthy’ eating makes us into miserable and disordered people.
Cholesterol is a nutrient just like anything else. Here’s a paradox for you: when you don’t eat enough cholesterol, your cholesterol levels rise. You end up with ‘unhealthy cholesterol levels’ just as high as, yes, somebody who has high cholesterol.
This happens to a lot of people who are suffering from anorexia, because we’ve grown to believe that cholesterol is the root of all evil, and that all of our problems will be solved, If Only We Cut Out All Saturated Fat And Salt From Our Diet.
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Foods alone do not lead to health problems, neither do they lead to obesity. They never have and they never will. Abusing your body, your hunger, and mistreating your body; that’s what leads to physical (and mental!) illness. Learning to eat butter and cheese and, ohmygosh, fatty meat, and not giving a fuck like normal people don’t give a fuck, is going to make you truly happy and truly at peace with yourself.
I’m so sorry that you’ve grown to believe the lie and believe that high-fat, high-calorie, high-sugar foods will make you ‘bad’ or ‘fat’. I really hope that one day, you’ll see the truth.
Thank you for the question, I really enjoyed answering it.