I remembered the secret; the golden key; the holy grail of weight loss. I squared my shoulders, turned to face myself and said “You’re not fat…you have a sexy, curvy body. But I enjoy being slimmer…
“Eatin’s Cheatin’” echoes around the office on a Friday afternoon as women pick over their naked salads and extra extra light low fat Philly on Ryvita. The preparations for ‘Rosé o’clock’ are well under way. They’ll grumble their way through the afternoon and suppress the urge to be ‘naughty’ whenever anyone offers a biscuit, sweet or chocolate.
Eating is one of life’s most enjoyable pleasures. It’s fun and life-enhancing. Yet today, the pleasure of eating is weighed down with anxiety. Food, once a relatively uncomplicated experience for many of us, has become an activity laden with ethical and moral dilemmas and which has been tasked with a political purpose.
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