This really funny piece in ecosalon this morning was seriously eye opening for me. I read it, reread it and then read it again and realized that I had had almost this exact conversation with someone this weekend. I really, really thought I spoke about my food plan in a simple and non-obnoxious way but I can clearly see that this is not the case. There is work yet to do, lol. Other than not being thin, tan nor a trophy wife this is me talking and I'm scared. Very, very scared.
Does anyone else recognize themselves here? Have anyone recovered from "obnoxious glutardism"and have tips for the rest of us?
Thanks so much for the link and the mention! As the author of the article, I normally don't mind people's "food issues" since I am hardly innocent myself - I avoid all grains and starches and the ever evil gluten, and I try to insist on organic, local, fresh as much as possible. But this woman was just BEYOND. I had to share. :)
I think the thing to do here is not talk diet as a subject of casual conversation. I hate hearing other people's unrelenting talk of their own consumption and nonconsumption, and I won't burden other people with my thoughts on what and how I do and don't want to eat unless they have specifically asked, and even then, I give the Cliff's Notes and keep it casual. There's no reason to add to all the informational noise around eating that everyone in our culture is exposed to all day long—people will come to what they believe for themselves on their own, and evangelizing is always intrusive, whether for diets or for gods.
So funny and so guilty. I am trying hard to censure the way I talk about food but when people ask me questions like what is my opinion on gluten-free grains I just can't help myself but talk like an encyclopedia.
What helps is the thought that I want to help these people not scare them off. Love does not equal fear or annoyance. That and I think of my husbands pained face when I go off on a psycho rant.
I cannot explain why, but there is something I find rather unappealing about any woman who only eats kale (cooked,raw or organic). For some reason,this thought alone would be a passion-killer. The inclusion of Quinoa wouldn't improve matters either. A raw grass-fed T-Bone steak on the other hand............