Food dumpth…

I was doing some grocery shopping today and encountered one of the dumbest things I have ever seen – an entire row of food-like substances whose labels were cheerfully advertising that the comestibles inside featured “Zero Calories.”

Now, if you’re trying to lose weight, this might seem attractive and sensible. Let me tell you, folks, it really, really isn’t. There is no reason on dog’s green earth why you should ever deliberately ingest anything other than water that has no nutritional value. It’s equally ludicrous to eat junk food, overflowing with calories, that contains no nutritive properties as it is to ingest something with no nutritive value that has no calories.

We eat food because it provides fuel for our bodies. Eating something that provides no calories means you are ingesting something which provides no fuel. That’s not food. Stay away from food-like substances. Eat food. Like Michale Pollan suggests, eat food, mostly plants, not too much. It’s really that simple. We need to feed our bodies. Heck, my dog knows when she’s eaten enough and stops. Try it sometime. You don’t need to trick your body into thinking it’s been fed when it hasn’t.

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