Dear Morning and Afternoon Television: Stop Telling Women What To Eat! I was down with a virus the past few weeks, (who wasn’t?) so I was on the couch channel surfing daytime television.📺It made me more depressed than my hacking cough and the mystery pains on the bottoms of my feet. (weird, I know)
Every daytime show is aimed at women of a certain age, and as a result, they obsess about telling us how to lose weight. What to eat, when to eat it, how to measure it, where to shop for it, how to turn it into a smoothie (Why!?!).
“The problem is, there is not a “latest diet craze,” there is only an astounding amount of crazy.”
Don’t believe me? If you google “Latest Diet Craze For Women,” it is quite noteworthy that there are ONE MILLION, THREE-HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THOUSAND results!
No pressure. No pressure at all.
From the Paleo Diet (where do I buy “ghee?) to the Bone Broth regimen, from starting each day with Apple Cider Vinegar (blech!) to Low Glycemic Index Load foods to grain-free and of course that gold standard, no carbs, the media continues to point its skinny, scolding finger at us.
The problem is markedly worsened because there are hundreds of crazes and every single one has a “celebrity” attached. We are shamed consequentially for not losing weight the way a celebrity did! I googled Kardashian Diets and 719,00 results came up!
Ladies, here’s a challenge. Next time you get sucked into a Dr. Oz, or a Kathie Lee and Hoda or a Wendy Williams (remember how she used to look, aka real?) just be aware of what they are saying about this issue. Notice how many shows are constantly shoving diets down our throats, or criticizing women.
I guarantee you will be as shocked and infuriated as I was. In researching this article, I googled “Why Women Should Lose Weight” and FOUR MILLION, ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THOUSAND results came up! I swear, it made me eat that tub of ice cream!🍨And that made me wonder if I should do the “Are you eating too fast?” diet or the “Why Are You Bloated?” diet. Or both. I settled on the “You Are Eating With Too Big of a Spoon” diet and chose the half-teaspoon from my measuring set. Consequently, I defiantly consumed 40,000 half-teaspoons.
The only great thing I came across was an article proving how acai bowls are bad for your diet. Yay!
Goodbye Daytime Divas. I’m on to you. How dare you give couch time to any huckster that comes along.
I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow morning refreshed and feeling free from diets. I bet that will be the lightest I’ve felt in years.😊
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