Like this Post? Please Share the Love!
Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on YummlyTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

FTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through one of these links, I may earn a small commission on your sale which allows me to cover a portion of the cost of running the Delicious Obsessions site and free content we provide every week. This has no effect on your price and is simply a cost of doing business from the company you purchase from. I only recommend products or services that I have personally tried and love. You can view it like leaving a tip. Thank you for your support!

I don't know about you, but I've been seeing a lot of “holier than thou” attitudes in the real food world recently and it makes me really sad. And it also makes me rather irritated. It bugged me so much that I took to the computer to type up some thoughts over on my other website here.

It all stemmed from a discussion on Facebook that bugged me. The conversation took place on a food related post that was geared towards diet and chronic illness. Essentially the discussion boiled down to:

“I think people who don't eat right and take care of themselves are stupid. Why don't you just make better choices?” 

This discussion made me mad for a couple of reasons and again reinforced my belief that there is a MAJOR disconnect in both Western and alternative medicine when it comes to creating true health around food and body.

While yes, I do believe that we all have the ability to choose what we eat and how we behave, our habits and behaviors go FAR deeper than just “right” and “wrong”, “good” and “bad”. Our behaviors sometimes transcend common sense.

Sometimes we behave in ways that are unexplainable to us. We may have moments where we do something that we don't remember doing. Or we may feel out of control and like someone else is in the driver's seat instead of us. Ever had those “out of body” experiences?

This is called disembodiment and it's something I talk a lot about because it's important. It literally means that we have checked out of our bodies. That we are acting on a purely subconscious level and our conscious mind is not in running the show during these times.

Binge eating is a perfect example of disembodiment. Many people who find themselves dealing with binge eating will report that they don't actually remember the act of eating. Perhaps they remember getting the urge to eat and walking to the kitchen. Then afterward, they saw the results of the binge, but if you ask them what they remember from the time during the actual binge itself they will likely not be able to remember.

While this post is not specifically about binge eating, I wanted to use it as an example because it is one that many people can relate to and understand. I'll be writing more about binge eating in the coming months since it's a topic that is near and dear to my heart and one that is highly misunderstood in today's world.

This post IS, however, about not judging people for where they are in life. It's about recognizing that your view of the world is just that. YOUR view. And just because something feels right, clear cut, or easy to you does not mean that others feel the same way.

Want to read the full post? I'd love to have you jump over to my other blog and read it here and then I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Read The Full Article: “Why Don't You Just Make Better Choices?” Here


Paid Endorsement Disclosure: Delicious Obsessions is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON.COM. This post may contain affiliate links and/or ads. We only recommend products or services that we have personally tried and love. When you make a purchase through any of these links, we earn a small commission on each sale, which allows us to cover a portion of the cost of this site. This has no effect on your sale price and is simply a cost of doing business for the company you are purchasing from. All funds received help with the continued maintenance of this website and free content. You can view it like leaving a tip. Thank you! Read our full terms and conditions here.

Real Food 101: Practical Tips for Healthy Eating - Get your Free copy today!
Like this Post? Please Share the Love!
Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on YummlyTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page