Food Essay

1407 Words Sep 3rd, 2013 6 Pages
When it comes to the topic of nutrition, most us will readily agree that in order to live a long and healthy life one must eat right and choose nutritious alternatives to preserved and fast food products. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of how this can “healthy lifestyle” can be obtained. Whereas some are convinced that trusting yourself and your body will lead to better choices, others maintain that eating food in moderation and more fruits and vegetables is the best path to choose. “Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” In other words, there needs to be change in how we go about our daily diet. …show more content…
On the other hand, inn her essay “Food as Thought: Resisting the Moralization of Eating,” Mary Maxfield (2010), a famous blogger insists most won’t go for the healthy foods if we are taught to eat like the Western diet has taught us. She believes that the western diet ultimately makes us “sick and fat.” Maxfield states “Trust yourself, trust your body, and meet your needs” (p. 446.) What Maxfield is saying is that it should be common sense how to eat healthy. This relates directly to Pollan’s three rules. Trusting yourself to eat food, don’t overeat and don’t under eat. Trust your body and if you notice your pants are starting to not fit, and are sure it’s not a growth spurt then I claim that there is something wrong with your diet. Meet your needs. If you are a marathon runner, eat like one. Because Pollan only describes eating too much, Maxfield questions the idea of not eating enough and decisions that lead to eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. I agree with Maxfield that individuals should try to trust their body and modify their diet to meet their own needs because every person is different and has different essentials to live a normal life. I also agree with Maxfield when she states that everybody is different

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