“If we’re supposed to go out and eat nothing, if we’re supposed to eat roots and berries and tree bark, show us how…
… The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn’t look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. And then we hear that she’s out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving…I’m trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you.”
Huh. Overweight, out of shape twat more interested in ridiculing someone with a healthy relationship with food and an enviable physique and demonizing food than behaving in a manner that teaches/inspires others to have a healthy relationship with food themselves.
Why does that sound so familiar… hmm…
Let me repeat for the millionth time: There is no such thing as ‘bad food’. There is no such thing as ‘good food’. Any food, looked at independently, is both good and bad. A healthy approach to food is understanding how the individual foods you eat fit into the greater context that is your overall diet. Enjoying ribs now and then is fine. I recently had to incorporate red meat back into my diet, as my distaste for it (plus a very active lifestyle, plus my gender) led to severe anemia. So in the greater context of my diet, ‘ribs’ would actually be considered a ‘good food’, despite their high fat/caloric content (I actually prefer brisket. Jewish cowboy W00T!!!). I would argue that anyone can enjoy a serving of ribs now and then, including the President and First Lady, as part of a healthy diet.
I would even say that about foods that have no nutritional value whatsoever. Some of you might know that I love a particular beverage produced by Pepsi Co, called ‘Mountain Dew’. I eat +/-14,000 calories a week, plus again I lead a very active lifestyle. FREAKING OUT about having a 170 calorie Mountain Dew now and then is not a healthy relationship with food. Depriving myself of a simple pleasure is obsessive and illogical.
I also take offense to people perpetuating the idea that one must “eat nothing” or “roots and berries and tree bark” if they want to be ‘healthy’. That is not how you make ‘healthy people’. Thats how you make ‘anorexic and bulimic kids’, and ‘adults who give up’. ERV the Unoffendable is offended by that.
And this gem:
… our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue…
Because women should all look like swimsuit models and aspire to draw the affections of celebrities like yourself, and if they fail at that, theyre fat. Yeah, no, totally helping children have a healthy relationship with food there, Rush. Youre totally better than Michelle Obama.