Everywhere we look, we get the message that weight is something we should perpetually be striving to drop. In our society, it is a accepted as a given that we are constantly on a diet or unhappy with our weight. For women, especially, it’s as if we live by some unspoken creed that we should always be trying to slim down and drop a few pounds.
My friend and colleague, Nicole Cruz, Registered Dietitian, writes an excellent article that speaks to this exact phenomenon. She writes:
“As a society, how have we come to the idea that food is something we don’t need and that we should actually try to avoid? How have we gotten to the point that a store like Home Goods, selling just that, “home goods”, is using weight loss to sell it’s unrelated products? We’re obsessed. We’re obsessed with the idea of losing weight and obsessed with ways to make it happen. We treat food like the enemy rather than the nourishment that it is…”
Check on the rest of her article at http://www.nicolecruzrd.com/apps/blog/show/8571275-zero-calorie-lunch.