Well, I had my sweet little Mother’s Day post written for today…all ready to fit right into our Celebrating Women series.
Then I noticed that there was a designated a theme for today’s Works for me Wednesday…”What DOESN’T work for me…Wednesday”. (I guess that would be WDWFMW?)
Oooohh…well, we might all be sorry she asked. But this has been on my mind A LOT…and I’ve been needing a reason to bring it up.
So I will now be doing something I rarely do here. Hopping on my soap-box.
My BIG FAT SOAPBOX.
Yes…I’m blogging about FAT today.
Because here’s what DOESN’T work for me:
All the big talk and push to eat a low-fat diet.
It used to work for me. Because I believed what I was told about fat and that eating it was bad.
But I’ve learned a lot about fat…and I’ve learned that it’s not a four letter word after all. (Depending on the kind of fat, of course…but more on that another time soon.)
Here’s my soap box-iest part of my BIG FAT Soapbox:
God MADE fat. He made food with fat in it ON PURPOSE.
He made cows to give whole milk. The cream from their milk makes butter. He made chickens to lay eggs…and he knew what he was putting into them.
I feel very frustrated that we’re being taught that we used to eat butter when we didn’t know better…so now that we know better…we eat chemicals in a bucket (a.k.a. low fat margarine).
I’m QUITE SURE God knew what he was doing. I don’t think that He is “up there” shaking his head at himself in disgust and saying, “What was I thinking when I put cholesterol in those eggs? And all the animal’s fat is saturated? I SO should have thought ahead on that one.”
Why would eating these real foods with fat work for a few thousand years…and then suddenly stop working for people in about 1920?
And WHEN do you suppose our nation began to have extreme obesity and heart problems and an increase in cancer? Right about the time we started being told that butter and cream and eggs (and other real foods) were bad for us. (And when lifestyles became more sedentary.)
Yes…at the very same time that we started to change out real food…for processed, fake, freaked out foods…our nation began to get fat and sick.
And yet…we blame all of our health issues today on butter.
Oh, I have so much to say about all of this. (Perhaps you could tell?)
So here’s what I’ve decided.
I think maybe I’ll start talking a bit more about WHY we choose to eat this way…and WHY we feel like it is important to eat real food. And what food I consider to be real…and what food I consider to be fake, freaked out food. And which fats are good for you and which aren’t. And how we afford to eat real food on a limited budget. And where I buy my real food. And why….
Yes, I believe this post is…to be continued…