The internet can be such a confusing place. Carbs are good. Carbs are bad. Intermittent fasting is the way to go. The timing doesn't matter. And the lists! So many lists! You never have to read one of those lists again. YOU get to decide what foods you eat, and why you eat them. There is no morality assigned to food (unless you punched someone to get the last avocado).
I wrote this article for a couple of reasons. The first is to draw attention to how the diet culture makes us feel shame, guilt and all sorts of yucky feelings around food. The second is to have some fun and to show you that my list is MINE. It has nothing to do with you, health, my moral code or the food police.
I hope the next time you see an article titled “10 Foods to Toss from Your Pantry!” or “5 Things This Thin Influencer Has Banned from Her Kitchen!” you will keep scrolling by, and ignore it entirely. That food list doesn’t have anything to do with you. You get to make your own list. You and You Alone!
But just for fun, here's my list of foods you will never see me eat. And to hit the message home again, these are foods I'll never eat because I really don't like them. Like really, really don't like them.
Why is this food in EVERY. SINGLE. RECIPE.? It's the worst. It's crunchy and watery at the same time. Oh, and stringy. Why? An accidental bite of it will send me into a rage!
10 arms? Suckers? What? Nope. Just nope. There are way too many amazing foods out there to eat something that has suckers.
The idea of eating feet makes my stomach turn. I grew up in the south, so I have certainly been exposed but nope. Gonna have to pass.
Please don't make someone else's food rules your food rules. Your food tastes and preferences are perfect, because they are yours. Don’t let someone else decide otherwise for you. If you do feel like your food rules and preferences are overpowering your decision to eat what (and when and how) you like, and you're exhausted by these food rules, let’s meet.