Fit people’s food beliefs
I read a book called “The Body fat Solution” by Tom Venuto this weekend. Here is a passage that I found interesting: it deals with our beliefs about food and how they affect our behavior and decisions.
“When it comes to food, I’ve discovered that fit, lean, and healthy people have a unique set of beliefs about food and a distinct set of metaphors they use to describe food and what food is for. The ones I’ve heard most often include:
- Food is fuel.
- Food is the best medicine.
- Food is construction material for the body.
- Food stokes the fire of metabolism.
- Fruit is nature’s candy.
- Lean protein is the lean muscle builder.
- High-fiber foods are nature’s Roto-Rooter.
I’ve never met anyone who talked about food with this type of language exclusively, who had a challenge with inappropriate eating or excess body fat. Think about that. When you look at it this way, food is no longer the problem, food is the solution and you become driven to eat the right foods rather than avoid food.”