The Food-Shaming Trend and How It Ruins Our Relationship With Food
Feb 16, 2017 07:33 AM EST
Trends have often found ways to settle themselves in our lives, but some trends are worse than others. The food-shaming trend is one of them, and it's ruining food for us.
For many people, the consumption of food is a constant struggle to balance out. While many are supposed to enjoy the food that we eat, others take into consideration every single detail, including all of its health value and whatnot. While this is meant to be healthy, it also makes one feel bad about their food choices, which in turn places a detrimental factor on how we enjoy the simplicity of good food, thus revealing the truth of the sad trend that is ruining the relationship that many people have with food.
Popsugar.com will refer to this sad trend as food shaming. Many people are victims to it, and some feel bad about whether they want to have something gluten-free or not. The thing about that is we live in a different world now where most of us accept our body and its varying sizes on its physical journey, and we shouldn't make ourselves feel bad about what we eat.
This type of sad trend not only ruins your relationship with food and impacts you but everyone around you. Guilting oneself over food choices can send them down a negative path, even eating disorders. Even more so, if one shames the food they eat, then what they say can affect people around them, spreading the trend like wildfire or a disease and evidently rotting the relationship of food not just with one's self but with the relationship other people have with food.
The Washington Post claims information synonymous with this trend, saying that the gluten-free movement is effecting more people negatively than it is positively. While gluten may be in many things and too much of it may be bad for you, the constant struggle to make things gluten-free adds fuel to the fire that is this sad trend ruining our relationship with food. According to the source, getting ahead of the science and spreading fear and alarm without knowing the true nature or dangers of something, in this case the desire for gluten-free food, threatens culinary culture.
Body shaming should not be tolerated and neither should food shaming. In a world that allows us to live happily with ourselves, we should be secure and confident in what we eat instead of forcing ourselves to eat nothing but guilt, and now is the time to stop this sad trend that's been ruining our relationship with food. One of the best ways to enjoy life is through balance.