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Friday, June 01, 2012

According to our health educators here at Spark, our diets don't actually cause chronic diseases.

Guess that settles it! I'm off to make a peanut butter, ice cream, and margarine sandwich! On whole-grain bread!

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    I just got into a facebook discussion over this:

    My update: "I just read an article on a "healthy lifestyle" website stating that dietary choices don't directly affect chronic diseases like diabetes. Turns out you just have to be fat. Bonus points if you're non-white! I guess that means we can go back to eating cookies now, since all that spiel on eating fresh fruits and vegetables and sustainably raised animal products (if that's your thing) was just a gimmick."

    Update from a really awesome guy I took Advanced Placement classes with in high school who is now snatching weightlifting titles like a boss and making our community really, really proud: "Those websites will hire anyone that can sound intelligent to put together all those random thoughts. People just make it much harder than it actually is."

    I seriously don't care about moderation anymore, and I seriously don't care about the fiber in the beans or the protein in the soy I'm not eating. Yes, my life IS too short to eat that damn donut, I ain't gonna, and they can't make me. Anyone who still thinks that what we eat has no effect or a negligible effect on how our bodies function is a certifiable idiot, and I don't care WHAT degrees they hold or how long they went to school to convince themselves that diet is only a "kinda sorta" contributor to heart disease, inflammation, diabetes, and the whole gamut of crap they diagnose us with now.

    I feel like I need to organize my thoughts much better if I'm going to rant effectively, and frankly I have things to do that don't include ranting about dietary advice, like studying. So I'll settle for this:

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    Oh, well, don't forget to chase it with a big glass of low-fat artificial sweetener!

    As much as I love Spark for indirectly introducing me to a healthier way of life, stuff like this really rankles, right up there with the daily quiz endorsement of acai berries. Oy vey!
    2480 days ago
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