My husband went to jury duty a few weeks ago and the court ordered lunch for the jurors from a standard pizza joint. My husband ordered a salad with grilled chicken instead of going with a pizza or a sub. One woman there gave him a hard time about eating healthy and asked if he was worried about it? Worried about what? Taking care of himself?
This got me thinking. I’ve been known as a ‘healthy eater’ for most of my full-time working life (8+ years). Now, whether I actually was eating properly/well all of those years…that’s a separate topic.
People often turn their nose up at me when I decline cake for someone’s birthday or bring my lunch in when everyone else is eating pizza. Do I indulge sometimes? Yes, but for the most part when I am at work I bring my lunch and stay away from all of the crap people bring into the office. If I want a treat I’m going to have something I really want when I’m home and can relax or out with friends somewhere special. Not just when I’m bored, stressed or pressured at the office.
If I had a dollar for every time someone made a comment about me eating healthy (and we’re not talking positive comments) I’d have at least an extra hundred bucks to my name.
Someone please explain to me when eating healthy became weird instead of the norm. At least 55% of our food preferences are learned (not genetic) and we’re giving babies french fries and soda at 7 months? What are we teaching the next generation?
Does anyone every give you a hard time for your food choices? How do you handle this criticism?