I’m not a rom-com girl, I’m a documentary girl.
Yeah, for me, when all else fails, I skim through the documentary options on Netflix.
And the other day I watched a really great one: Fed Up.
We’ve been talking a bit more about the way we eat on the blog, and this documentary kind of fell into my lap late on Sunday night. It talks about obesity and the growing number of kids facing this serious issue. But, within that discussion, it talks about how there’s this big misconception when it comes to calories.
The film underlines that we’ve been conditioned to think of calories in such a specific way: the more calories, the more fat, right? Well, no… According to the documentary. There are good fats (like avocado, so I’m going to go eat about four right now) and then bad fats (junk food, candy, etc). So, you can eat less calories but gain more fat if you’re eating the wrong kind of food.
I know it sounds pretty logical, but I think maybe it is a crutch we fall on; to just think about dieting in terms of calories. And, if you’ve watched the movie, it’s clear that more education on food is nothing but a good thing (for everyone)…
How do you think about food? And, if you ever diet, is it calories that you’re counting or other things you’re considering?