I know lots of people who have problems with food. I’ve known too many women who claim they knew a lot about what to eat and what not to eat and yet they were still fat. Not that fat is a bad thing, but they thought so. They keep on weighing themselves, but I think the real problem is that they don’t understand what their individual bodies need.
I doubt I could tell them. I’m not a nutritionist, but I’ve have a lot of trouble with food. I’ve learned there are two foods I will never eat again just so I don’t further damaged my pancreas–dairy and common table sugar.
At this point in my life, I have too many food allergies and what’s left for me to eat is unfortunately very expensive in the United States. I’ve been told that I spend too much on food and that I should just eat the cheaper stuff.
I doubt they have priced the cost of cancer treatment. Nor do they realize that cancer treatment via traditional medicine is very dangerous. I watched my paternal grandma die when I was 12 years old. It wasn’t pretty. It was sad to watch her fall apart…
I don’t like to be told that I eat too much, when in reality I don’t. I have a bad habit of not eating enough when I feel too sad and just want to cry. Abdominal pain doesn’t help either. That’s why I appreciate it whenever my friends politely remind me to eat or ask me if I have.
I know the food pyramid is wrong. At the bottom are lots of grains, which of course, I recently had to give up because they made me so sick. Sadly, I wasn’t eating any gluten, but I still couldn’t think straight after eating any kind of grains. I am feeling better without them.
For now I will just stick to plenty of vegetables and fruit. I know I eat more of those than the average American. Some people would claim I’m eating too much and must have diarrhea as a result. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those people don’t know what their bodies need, so how can they think they can tell me?
I know I crave vegetables, fruit, kombucha, and nuts and some white fish. I don’t need anything else. I’d prefer mainly greens and berries. Those are the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet and they are fairly easy to digest. Easier than grains.
I just hope that someday, there will be plenty of people who don’t hate themselves, their bodies, or even hate eating in general. It’s unpleasant to live that way and to watch it.