Fat people love to justify what they eat.
What they ate, what they are eating, and what they are going to eat. If anything even remotely sounds healthy, or happens to be healthier than what they usually eat, they make sure everyone around them knows about it. Despite the fact that obesity is quickly becoming the average among civilized nations, fat people are still considered a novelty I think. Other people still gawk at them, despite their prevalence.
Because fat people know they are being watched and judged more than other people, especially for their eating choices, they are happy to offer the details of their last not-as-terrible-as-usual meal or snack. In trying to justify their choices to both themselves, and other people, they love to get the food products with labels that say things like “Reduced Fat!” or “Low Carb!”.
The problem is, most people are very easily persuaded into believing something is healthy, or good for you when they see those labels. The FDA has no control over companies putting words like “Healthy” or “Natural” on their packaging.
What does this mean? People seem to have a huge problem thinking these foods are “Healthy”, when really they’re just NOT AS BAD as something else.
gorging eating from a bag of oreos, and Sandy comes over:
“Oh my god, these oreos are so (munch, munch) good! Try them!”
“But Jenny, we’re supposed to be on a diet together.”
“It’s OK! These are LOW FAT!!”
“Oh SHIT! Gimme some Bitch!”
When everything at the grocery store is being marketed in a way that it advertises it’s strengths, it can get confusing on the surface because when you think about it, everything is relative. Some product may claim to be “healthy” because it is “Now Low Sodium”, or “Low Fat”. But, compared to what? If the claim is referring to it’s same product that contains the regular amounts of sodium or fat, then yes, it IS better. But…….. it’s still a bag of chips, or pork rinds, or hot pockets, or ice cream.
Junk food is junk food, even if it has been made a little differently to contain slightly less amounts of the bad stuff. But guess what, you can’t polish a turd.
Oh, but if I eat these low fat cupcakes, it will help me lose weight!”
If you don’t eat ANY cupcakes, it will help you lose weight. Eating a slightly “LESS BAD”version of one of your many bad eating choices, will do nothing to your waistline. You need to re-evaulate all of your choices when you go shopping for food.
Let’s say you’re fat, and all of the snacks and junk food that you have stashed in your kitchen and hidden under your bed are all “regular”… as in NOT low fat. Then you decide to make the switch and get all “low fat” or “reduced whatever” versions of all of those items. You will not stop being fat! The difference that these versions will have versus the normal versions on your diet is infinitesimal compared to if you just didn’t eat them in the first place.