Be careful little ears what you hear.
The internet is full of opinions and misinformation.
So when a website uses the word "Authority" in the URL to publish that food addiction is a serious problem with a simple solution, it gets my attention.
- Because I'm a woman steeped in a culture that promotes unrealistic body image for women.
- Because I have identified as a food addict, but for whom abstinence was never a cure.
- Because America is riding the wave that whole foods are sacred and everything else is shit.
- Because I believe their 'simple solution' of life-long, food-focused, all-or-nothing, saint-or-sinner focus only exacerbates the problem.
Food is not foe. Nor is it friend. It simply is. It is life-giving. It is mood-elevating. It is sweet, salty, bitter, or sour.
Everything else is layered with our emotions and imagination. We imagine it brings people together, or makes us feel loved. We use it to distract ourselves from unfinished business of the past, or of the present in the form of procrastination. We make it our god with control over us, or we call it the devil whom we are powerless to resist.
More like superstition that nutrition, don't you think?
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