Monday, July 01, 2013
Yesterday, I posted someone else's blog. After that blog, in the comments section for that blog, was the most amazing comment! I have to share it with you...
"I can eat 1000 calories in a matter of minutes. 2800 for the day is, ummm, a piece of cake, as it were. What is the secret?
I have never been inculcated with the idea that energy is evil. Energy is what keeps me alive. Energy is what allows me to go places and do things. Obtaining energy is my prime directive, as it has been for all of my ancestors. When I scrounge/hunt/shop for food I am looking for the biggest energy bang for my effort.
Yet, while I was recently on a 3 hour bike ride where I was using up about 600 calories per hour I passed a billboard, a BILLBOARD mind you, exhorting me to limit my meals to 600 calories.
Energy, I was being scolded, is evil.
I am offered for sale “food” that is rather expensive, but claimed to be worth it because it is “clean,” and “healthy,” because . . . it contains no food value. It is nonfood.
Energy is dirty. Energy is unhealthy.
Celery. Celery is held by many to be the very paragon of a “clean” and “healthy” food. Why? Because if you try to live on it you will starve to death!
Read that again, and again, and again, until you get it. A food that will starve you to death is touted as HEALTHY; because if it contained energy it would be UNhealthy. Dirty. Dare I say it; Evil!
“Clean” and “healthy” foods not having many calories is a tautology. They don’t have many calories because that has been taken to be the DEFINITION of “clean and healthy.”
You bought in. OK, we all make mistakes. Buy out.
Energy is as clean as anything can be. It doesn’t even have mass. Energy is healthy. Without it you die. Death is not healthy.
Eat the energy!
What has 2800 calories of energy? 2.5 lbs. of 80/20 ground beef.
Eat the damn burger!
Or cheese, olive oil, butter, ice cream, avocados; whatever you will eat under the framework of your wider dietary provisions and/or taboos, so long as it contains lots of energy.
Energy is not dirty. Energy is not unhealthy. Energy is life. Praise the energy. Eat the energy. Live the energy.
This comment has completely inspired me. My mind has been blown. I am now reevaluating my view on energy, Sparking, and life in general.