Yep, Salad. My favorite food. Ok? I just really like salad. Why does everyone have to get on my back and nag me about being “super healthy”, and why can’t I pick a “real favorite food” like pizza or chips?
Are you on a diet, they ask. But you also must really love donuts, they comment.
What the heck is wrong with me loving salad??? I just like the freshness. I just like the contrast in textures. I just love how the flavors all meld together like the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I just love how I can make one without having to touch the stove.
Why do I feel this pressure from society to have a more “normal” favorite food? Something more “forbidden”, “guilt-laden”?
Can we please stop categorizing foods into “good” and “bad”? Can we please stop judging people by the food they choose to eat??
Loving salad doesn’t make me more or less concerned about health than if I were to love, say, double cheeseburgers.
We shouldn’t associate food with personality characteristics. We shouldn’t equate a person’s food choice with their views on health.