As a dietitian you might assume that I have a fascination with food. Nope. I don't even like to cook, and my husband will verify that I'm not very good at it anyway (gets me off the hook for making dinner sometimes!). I don't watch cooking shows or shop at specialty grocery stores or obsess over food trends. For me, food holds just one important place in my life as a source of nourishment and pleasure, and I intentionally don't give it more importance than that. This is especially true because I spend all day long talking to clients about their relationship with food. My brain needs other things to focus on when I'm not at work.
I'm also intentional about not blogging about specific foods because I don't want to glorify it. Our culture does that enough. There are plenty of food blogs out there if that's what you're looking for. You're not going to find it here. No recipes, food pictures, or posts about the wonders of a specific food.
What I will continue to offer are thoughts about our relationship with food and our bodies. Food is highly symbolic in this relationship, but the real issues go much deeper, and that's the conversation I believe we need to be having.
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