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Why we fell for clean eating

Why we fell for clean eating

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  • Imagine if you gave a copy of this article to every resident of a refugee camp? They would think it was a bad joke. It’s important to eat well and to do so mindfully, but this kind of behavior is the product of a world with way too many people with too much time and resources in their hands.

  • Read this article when it first came out. Fad diets have and will continue to be around. Some, such as the keto diet, are beginning to have scientific research behind them but most juicing or alkaline or whatever diets are mostly bs. They’re an opportunity for people to belong to a tribe/group by subscribing

    Read this article when it first came out. Fad diets have and will continue to be around. Some, such as the keto diet, are beginning to have scientific research behind them but most juicing or alkaline or whatever diets are mostly bs. They’re an opportunity for people to belong to a tribe/group by subscribing to the ideology and having something to talk about. Being part of a group subscribing to a particular diet makes people feel good and tat they belong to a group. Very hard to get them to admit if it doesn’t work. Diets are more psychological and about group dynamics than I initially realized.

  • Add the 45 million people in America who don’t know if they will have enough money for next week’s dinner to those hungry around the world. Our food fascination which turns to a mental health issue has been amped up on social media where a recipe is no longer a list of ingredients but a complete novella

    Add the 45 million people in America who don’t know if they will have enough money for next week’s dinner to those hungry around the world. Our food fascination which turns to a mental health issue has been amped up on social media where a recipe is no longer a list of ingredients but a complete novella on the making of it. Perhaps a few days months years volunteering at a food bank would give all of us a logic reset on food.

  • It’s great to explore new foods and diets but I’m a firm believer in balance, and everything in moderation. So glad to see The Balanced Blonde in a healthy, happy state.

  • I just did a whole episode on The Enthusiasm Enthusiast podcast about how “clean eating” is often code for dieting, and it is insidious.

  • This weekend’s food must-read. Clean eating sounds like it makes sense. And that seems to be plenty! "To my surprise, I found myself compelled by the messianic tone of Junger’s Clean – though not quite compelled enough to pay $475 for his 21-day programme (which, in any case, doesn’t ship outside of

    This weekend’s food must-read. Clean eating sounds like it makes sense. And that seems to be plenty! "To my surprise, I found myself compelled by the messianic tone of Junger’s Clean – though not quite compelled enough to pay $475 for his 21-day programme (which, in any case, doesn’t ship outside of North America), or to give up my daily breakfast of inflammatory coffee, gut-irritating sourdough toast and acid-forming butter, on which I feel surprisingly well."

  • This is an amazing well documented article. That is way too long. Ironically, I wish the author had as strongly debunked the “toxins” about which people are so concerned. Anyway, glad someone is coming to her senses about food!

  • Avocados outsell oranges in supermarkets.