Saturday, August 06, 2011

Eat the Right Thing

So, I was talking to Bear the other day about eating. About how there's a happy medium in everything. I believe in reading food labels to check for calories, fats, sugars, and sodium and for weird ingredients like MSG, high fructose corn syrup, or aspertame. But I'm also not a health nut either.

And so I was talking to Bear about how I don't like to drink diet soda because of the kind of sugar that's used. It actually raises your appetite and is a toxin used in rat poison, so our body rejects it and that's why it doesn't register as a calorie, but it's still a toxin. And I told him I explained what I was talking about to someone who drank diet soda all the time a couple of years ago. And in response they said, "we're all going to die some day, one way or another."

I went on to vent to Bear about how much that offended me. I took all that time to warn them about the dangers of diet soda, and that's the thanks I get in return? And I think that's the worst philosophy in life - "it doesn't matter what I put in my body" (eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die!)

And THEN I also talked about the people who are so organic and health foody that you invite them over and they won't eat any of your food or have that awkward moment of "you cooked my food in what oil? That's strictly against my personal food code." Now, I'm not talking about people with legitimate food allergies.

But as we were talking about this, we were going into In and Out for lunch. Which we hadn't been to in a little while, but because of a weird happening, we ended up going there for dinner too. Let me warn you...don't ever do this to your body. Okay, maybe Bear and men in general can get away with it. But let's just say that happened on Monday, I was in pain Tuesday, finally resorted to buying this for the first time in my life:

And then enjoying the effects on Thursday. Sorry to get graphic, but it is what it is. And then it hit me. How hypocritical I was being. Maybe I'm not drinking diet soda, but I've had plenty of regular soda, lots of fast food and chips...and even after flushing myself out, I still weighed the most I ever have in my life yesterday. So I really have no room to talk. And then I realized, I don't know that much about aspertame or sucralose - meaning I haven't done my own research but only relied on what I've heard other people say. So I'm just as bad as the rest of them.

I think it's time for me to go run now.


Gina said...

Hi lexi! It is funny I read this, and tomorrow I will be doing sharing time on "My Body is a Temple"

Emily H said...

I am just the same way. I know how to take care of my body, and I know how to, but sometimes I don't just to rebel or be lazy or enjoy. I want to go for a run now too!