My food preferences have definitely changed since I started my blog. I’m consuming chia seeds, superfood powders, raw cocoa, a lot of almond butter, coconut-based stuff, and other things I wouldn’t have considered eating a few years ago.
In addition, I take a more holistic approach to my health and how I power my body. Balance is important to me, and although this approach may not be a fit for everybody, it works for me. For the love of God, life will be too dull without cake!
Personally, I believe that society’s call for healthy eating habits and the mission to eradicate obesity can only be beneficial. However, I’ve found in recent months, and this is something that really irritates me, that a tiny percentage of us is already being morally concerned about our food choices.
Have you ever had to decide what to prepare for breakfast in the morning? You crave Nutella-topped toast, but your conscience tells you that a green smoothie will be a much better alternative – who’s to say which is the inferior option? Each must be seen in its proper form.
Granted, Nutella isn’t the healthiest of foods, but as part of a well-balanced diet, it’s perfectly acceptable. Nutella is one of my favourite foods, and I would never give that up. It isn’t there in my life on a daily basis, but it does pop up now and again.
A spoonful right from the container is my favourite.
The fact that we tend to swing from one side to the other is very concerning. In the one hand, there is the desire to make someone eat better, and on the other hand, there is a tendency to demonise someone’s meal decisions just because they do not match their own personal tastes.
To be honest, I am guilty of this as well, always labelling my green smoothies on Instagram as “starting the day the best way…” and then polishing my safe living halo. In the blogging community, there is a lot of this, and as a result, all of us fell into the competition pit.
Many that do not belong to the priestly faction of healthy, low-carb, and ethically sourced food will also feel inferior as a consequence of their own food decisions. Healthy eating can not be thought of as a one-way street since it is multi-directional, intimate, and special to each individual.
It’s nice to be surrounded by people who share your food philosophy, but it’s also necessary to accept other people’s decisions if they differ from yours. True, there are many philosophical concerns around food, such as deliveries to third-world nations, but this can not be linked to lifestyle decisions.
We should be respectful and encouraging of people’s decisions (as long as no psychological or physical damage results) and offer a helping hand when they ask for encouragement or sound like they need a boost. By the end of the day, we’re just unique people with our own lives and values of what constitutes good health.
The emphasis should be on living a safe and happier life rather than criticising someone’s food habits because they differ from your own.
What are your thoughts on nutritional superiority? Have you ever been judged because of your food choices?
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