I grew up thinking that there were ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods.
In my middle school health class, I was taught to avoid fats at all costs. At home, I was encouraged to eat fruits and veggies because they would help me grow. And somewhere between the Atkins diet that my parents religiously followed for a few months and my own self-hate (ugh, teenage years are the worst!) I realized that I—like many of us—had an unhealthy relationship with food.
And it’s rooted in the idea that there are certain foods that are ‘good’ vs. ‘bad.’ Which simply isn’t true. (more…)