Congratulations to Kim who earned her Master of Science degree on Saturday. She certainly lived her motto to earn that degree!
Did you know that food is amoral? That's right, food is not concerned with good or bad or right or wrong. Food just is. It is fuel. It is comfort. It is how someone expresses love or compassion. Food does not have a moral compass. However, so many of us ascribe morality to food. For many of us there are good foods or bad foods. Really, when it comes to selecting what food to eat there is only choice and consequence.
You are a good person and you will remain a good person if you eat broccoli or brownies. The consequences of eating these foods are different, but you remain unchanged morally. That's why I encourage all of us to change our language about food. I regularly hear people say how good they are because they ate a certain way, or that they are so bad because they ate something they think is bad.
If you want to have a particular body composition or have a specific feeling of health, the food you eat matters because of the consequences of your choices. But, whether you are a good or bad person is not dependent on what you had for lunch.
I recently addressed the language of food with my friend Laini Gray of Gray Star Health. We have started a regular video series about living a healthy lifestyle. Check out our very first video collaboration on the language of food. Be on the look-out for more videos from us. Is there something you'd like us to explore and discuss? Share with us in the comments.
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