Sunday, April 24, 2011
It Doesn't Matter What You Eat- Food Is Why You're Fat
"Maybe you eat too many bananas" (when I was briefly a raw foodist and consulting a dietitian about weight).
"It's because you're vegan! Vegans are carboholics" (assuming I ate lots of pasta without even asking).
My favorite: "You must be lying about what you eat".
Upon finding out that I exercised every day: "That's not going to do you any good, your body gets used to it, duh" (in an obvious attempt to indicate that I was simply too stupid to exercise properly.. so exercise.. but not every day.. or something like that. #butiwasexercising*).
"You eat too much fruit" (from a different person than the dietitian- they insisted that fruit was no different from shoving cupcakes in your mouth).
"You don't eat enough. You need to keep your metabolism up" (or the alternate "You eat too much- doesn't matter how little or much you actually eat).
"You should skip breakfast" (or the alternate "it's because you skip breakfast").
I'm sure there are more that I'm not thinking of right now.. but the anti-fruit people are the ones that make me laugh the hardest.. or maybe just the ones who make me afraid for humanity the most. I don't mean that literally of course.. just an exasperated exclamation about the ignorance of the general public on issues of both fat and health. When you begin villianizing fruit in attempt to further fatphobia, then the extremism of fat hate has gotten to a point of being simply astonishing. Add your own bizzare diet advice or "you're fat because" comments. Then we can all have a good laugh together at how ridiculous they are and a good cry over the fact that we, sadly, used to believe them (what were we thinking?!).
*anyone else notice that the last bit looks like "sexercising"? Now that sounds like a good workout!