This Article contains some great advice for us all.
The Courteous Healthy Eater
People who make an effort to eat in a way that supports their health have a bad reputation.
It seems that many times, the "Healthy" eater is also the "Judgmental" eater.
Let us band together, fellow healthy eaters, and change this stigma by killing it with kindness.
If you aren’t sure if you have the right to talk to someone about his/her food choices, ask yourself the following questions:
1. Is this person my child?
2. Am I this person’s doctor?
3. Did she ask me?
Unless you answered yes to one of these questions, you do not have the right to make food choices for this person.
The following suggestions are for everyone who eats food, regardless of your personal choices:
Eating is a very personal activity. Only you know what you need and how you feel when you eat certain things. Never assume that what you feel yourself is what everyone feels. Think about it, do you really want anyone telling you that the food you’re eating is gross or deadly while you’re eating it? Of course not. You want to enjoy your meal in peace.
There’s nothing wrong with sharing things that improve our health and make us feel good. But let’s start doing it from an angle of leadership instead of reactionary fear. This is my thought process when I share my food photos:
I want to show people how beautiful, appetizing, and appealing food can be when it didn’t come out of a box, can, or drive thru window. I don’t want them to hear “what you are eating is bad and wrong”. I want to say “what I am eating is delicious, I really enjoy it, and look, isn’t it beautiful? It’s also pretty easy, really! You can cook it will just take a little practice.”
Because I do believe in these things and think they could really help a lot of people, I want to promote what I love. I do this from the perspective of my own choice, rather than tearing down others choices. People are far more likely to be open minded when you are kind than when you are judgmental.
Eating should not be a source of constant stress. If you find yourself worried or angry about what strangers around you are eating, it may be time to examine your own relationship with food.
If you want people to accept your choices, then you have to be accepting of the choices of others as well.
This article written by Kate at www. thisisnotadiet-itsmylife.com
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