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The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

This is great -- it puts into words better than I can how I feel every time someone posts looking for food or recipes that are "healthy": http://www.nwedible.com/2012/08/trage...

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  1. What is the author's point? That a few people go to extremes and jump on the bandwagon of the latest diet fad? So?

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    1. re: gourmanda

      The point is that people get too hung up on categorizing some foods as healthy and other foods as not healthy.

      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        And that the price of purity is purists. And that we've taking something meant to nurture us and to make us happy and burdened it with commandments.

          1. re: gourmanda

            "So" is not a question. it is an adverb or conjunction. We've both answered the question "What's the author's point." I'm guessing you disagree?

      2. Perfect! Thanks for sharing this; I'm going to have a Cheeseburger now, and there won't be a leaf of Kale anywhere in the vicinity.

          1. A book I really enjoyed about this:


            Very funny but more sympathetic to the sufferers than the article's writer was.

              1. It's food. Eat it. Don't eat it. But don't spend too much time and energy on trying to find the 'perfect diet' because there isn't one! What they say is 'best' today will be most likely be pronounced deadly next year...

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                1. re: Kajikit

                  Only matters to folks who depend on what others say.

                2. Learning things is hard, confusing, and time-consuming. And to what end? It's pointless to learn about a subject if there's no way to confirm that you're learning the absolute, unchanging Truth. As such, private learning should be reserved for mathematics and religion (the one true one, of course). Deliberate ignorance is surely the best policy in food and all other subjects.

                  (joking aside: the article was a reasonably fun read, but I'd hesitate before putting much stock in it as a serious critical viewpoint)