Keep Your Nose Out of My Food Choices

Posted by / July 5, 2013 / 0 Comments


Image: Public Domain, Pixabay

Image: Public Domain, Pixabay

I’ve seen a lot of people going off on rants about Twinkies lately, because they are “so horrible” and “contain to real food”. Of course, Twinkies are only the latest target in a string of foods being bashed.

There are groups of people out there who believe that Twinkies and other “junk” foods should be banned, or at very least, relegated to their own stores and not sold in normal supermarkets. They believe that these foods are responsible for obesity, diabetes and a host of other health and social issues. They actually go so far as to publicly insult anyone who eats these foods.

Seriously? If you don’t want to eat Twinkies or Ding Dongs or Whoppers, that’s your choice. Don’t buy junk food and don’t eat it. But don’t insult people who do buy and consume these foods, and don’t try getting them banned. You make your choices and let other people make theirs. No one has the right to tell me what I can and can’t eat.

And the thing is, these foods aren’t causing cancer or anal leakage or possible blindness, they’re just not healthy. People are blaming the food itself for the health issues in America. The supporters of these junk food bans have obviously not done enough research to understand that the food isn’t responsible, it’s the people. People are not educated on healthy eating and responsible indulgence. People are lazy, gluttonous and ill-educated. That’s why they get sick. It’s not the food. I eat Twinkies and bacon and candy and I’m not suffering any major health issues. Lots of people can indulge responsibly.

If you don’t want to eat something, don’t eat it. But seriously, don’t insult others who do eat it, and don’t try getting things banned for no good reason. Maybe you should try getting people better educated about healthy eating choices or petition companies to make healthy foods more available and affordable. You could put your time and energy into something better instead of trying to take away people’s right to choose.

About Briana Blair

Artist, writer, ordained interfaith minister, Dr. of Metaphysics and passionate oddball. I love to create, and I love bringing knowledge and joy to others. I've been an artist for 35 years, a writer for 26 and a Pagan for 22. And I'm just getting started!
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