I Am Not the Food Police
|July 27, 2012||Posted by Carrie under attitude about food, Dietitians|
I eat healthy most of the time, I work out consistently and I’m studying nutrition. None of those things qualify me to judge your food choices. I am not the food police.
I am responsible for the food I put in my mouth. You are responsible for the food you put in your mouth. The only people that I give unsolicited food advice to are my own two children.
Yes, I said “unsolicited”. If you ask for my opinion on food and nutrition, I sure will give it to you.
I am not the food police, in fact, quite the opposite. I love food. I love good food. I don’t like Frankenfoods. I like good, fresh, yummy, real food. I love colorful food, I love tasty food, I love sharing my love of food with my friends and family.
When you learn that I am studying nutrition, please don’t assume that I want to fix your issues. We all have issues and can only deal with them when we are ready to do so.
Also, if you invite me over for dinner, please don’t worry about what you prepare. I’m flexible and I will not go hungry for lack of food. I appreciate your efforts to make something ‘healthy’ for me but mostly because I hope it helps you enjoy good food as well.
I’m just studying nutrition. While I may already have more nutrition training than most Medical Doctors, I still have a long way to go. Much of what I will tell you is what I have learned over my lifetime and mainly over the last three years since I started taking better care of myself.
Even when I do become an RD, I will still NOT be the food police. I will continue to be responsible for my own food choices and I will work with those who choose to utilize my services. I was doing a little research on this topic yesterday and came across countless articles from other RD’s proclaiming their freedom from being the food police as well.
I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my food choices over the years. I’ve had short lived efforts that included diet pills, shakes and the like. I also freely admit to going on the cookie diet for a few weeks when I first decided to change my unhealthy ways three years ago.
I’m not perfect. I’m a believer in the 80/20 rule. I try to eat right 80%ish of the time and then I’ll know that the 20% of my not healthy choices won’t have a lasting impact on my health. I don’t always meet that 80% and over the years I’ve learned that for the most part I want the 20% indulgences to really be worth it. I won’t usually eat store bought Frankenfoods, but give me something ooey and gooey homemade and I’m all over that.
Or, give me a fantastic Reese’s S’mores and I’ll gladly eat two.
I do believe that nutrition is key to fitness health and am linking up with Jill’s Fitness Friday Blog Hop. I want to say congratulations to Jill who was recently selected as a Fitfluential Ambassador, too!
Disclaimer: this is my blog and all opinions expressed on my blog are my own. I’m not asking you to agree with me or even to read. Those things are your own choice.