Straight and Curly Ep 29: Making sense of diet and food #2


This is the second of a three-part series Carly and I are doing in an attempt to demystify food and diets. And I won’t lie, it’s a bigger job than I thought!

In today’s episode we cover:

  • Labelling food – is it useful to label a food ‘good’ or ‘bad’?
  • The fine line between self-diagnosing food intolerances … and knowing what your body does and doesn’t like
  • How to stop rewarding/consoling yourself with food
  • Moderator vs Abstainer mindsets
  • Whether diets actually work

Resources we mention

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Comments 2

  1. When I was in college, I worked part time in a grocery chain. There is a program in America that provides free nutrition for eligible low-income moms called WIC (Women, Infants, and Children). They receive in the mail a coupon for specific items, like a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, or a pound of cheese, etc. One of the Very Specific requirements of WIC is that only “real” food may be purchased with the coupon. Kraft (or “Krapt”, as I like to call it) American Cheese Food Slices DO NOT qualify. Ya know why? It’s the word “Food” on the label. WIC taught me that anything that CALLS itself “food” ISN’T.

    I may eat my American share of “junk” food (non-nutritious, to fit YOUR label), but with everything I consume, I make a conscious, adult decision to find REAL food, with the best quality of ingredients that I can, or at the very least, if what I’m eating is utter crap, I’m still FULLY AWARE of what it is I’m eating, and if my body yells at me later, I’ll know why. I actually don’t eat “my American share” because I am so aware of everything I consume. Typical Americans are unaware, probably on purpose. They’d rather be fat-n-happy than eat well. Sad.

    Oh, and according to Garfield the Cat, “DIET” is “DIE-with-a-T” (regarding “dieting” rather than “what you eat”). 😉

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