Sunday, 16 November 2014

Guilt tripping

Despite my disordered history, I am not the healthiest person on the planet (and to be honest, I don't want to be). The only exercise I get is walking to and from uni and town, and yes, I am a bit of a chocoholic. I'm not saying that I don't eat healthily because I do. I love fruit, vegetables and nuts but I'd rather have chocolate over a superfood smoothie.

I could do something about this, and some days I DO fancy fruit instead, but right now I'm the happiest and healthiest I have been in years, so I'm not going to. But, what winds me up more than anything is when people judge others for eating junk. We see diets all over magazines and in the media, adding guilt to anything with sugar, fat or calories in it (god knows what we are actually supposed to eat!?). We live in a world where people try out ridiculous diets consisting of lettuce, grapefruit and rice cakes, who also happen to judge the rest of us for eating.

Well, you know what? IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

If you want to be one of those people who allows themselves a biscuit at the weekend, then go ahead. I have no problem with you, as long as you keep your gob shut. What I don't like, is when you talk about unhealthy food obsessively and criticise everyone for eating it because a) you are starving and b) are jealous of the rest of us actually eating it. I hate how food and emotion are attached. How did we get to a point in life, where guilt and food go hand in hand? Guilt is something we feel, not eat!

Nobody has a right to judge anyone when it comes to food or exercise. I will eat what I want, and if I decide it's unhealthy, then I will change it for me and me only. I won't be guilt tripped into changing who I am and what choices I make. And, this doesn't just apply to me really - none of us should allow someone else tell you what you can and can't do.

I think it says more about the person who is judging, rather than the person being judged. I wonder who is actually happier..


Josie said...

I agree, why should it affect you what someone else is eating? Unless they're stealing your food haha. I used to get this ALL the time at school because I'd be stuffing my face with all the calories while other girls would be having lollies or something silly to lose weight. I think it came down to jealousy that I could eat all that and stay slim...if only they knew the truth aye? I just ignore it all, like with everything you should just try and do your own thing! x

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Kenzie Smith said...

This is another great post that I could not agree more with! I try to eat healthier, but sometimes all I want is a bag of chips. I have times where I turn to food for comfort (give me all of the Pringles!) but I try to balance it out. If someone else wants to eat healthy then great for them, if they want to eat unhealthy then that is great too :)

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