See Food Diet

To some extent, I believe in the "See Food Diet." By that, I mean we should eat what we want to eat. I am writing to bust the myths of both healthy and unhealthy extremes.

We all know diets are unproductive. Deprivation causes a compensatory binge. The emotion after this binge is even less productive. Will guilt make us eat better? No. Eating better will make us eat better. I recently attended a formal dinner after eating practically nothing all day. What a silly mistake. Was I any thinner after that deprived day? No. Was I any more alert and social after skipping meals? No. Dieting was not worth it at all.  
 
The opposite is just as worrying. As a thin teen, there was pressure for me to 'fill up.' Sorry. What If I'm craving lettuce? What if I love the taste of a perfectly ripe avocado? Does that make me anorexic? The thought is an insult to those with real eating disorders.  

We should be free to eat what we want, without stereotypes. Some days might be happily filled with veggies and fruit. So be it. Other days will be filled with what some describe as 'junk.' So what?

Sometimes I feel better just eating 'fun food.' A couple of days ago, I found myself consuming pizza and cocktails at two restaurants for two meals. It didn't hurt anyone. All I felt like today was a burger for lunch and pizza for dinner. Breakfast was a croissant with Hershey's spread inside. The only affected person is myself. And it felt good. Hashtag freedom.

Other days are healthy simply because I feel like it. Some meals are filled with grain fed free range eggs. There would be an abundant side of mushrooms to ensure the freshest fungus. Does that mean I'm a green hippie? No. Does it mean I am obsessed with dieting? No. It just means I am eating what I want.  

Everyone should eat what they want. The only people we should answer to are ourselves.


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