Food for Thought for the Food Police

Here’s a thought for anyone who thinks they’re helping someone else lose weight by being the Food Police. You don’t make someone eat less or healthier. You just make them eat in secret and often in larger quantities in order to avoid the conflict of eating in front of you.

Here is a link to the original article, Have to Fight For My Right to Cheat, which I wrote about the Food Police. It appeared in the Albuquerque Tribune.

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I should have left the buffet then, but I wasn’t even thinking about the consequences. I was so busy chatting that I just got caught up in the atmosphere. Like so many before me, I didn’t even see it coming.

I reached for the large cookie with icing, a smiling Santa with a bright red hat and shiny beard. It was just one cookie, and I almost got it on my plate undetected when I was stopped by a loud, booming voice.

“Aren’t you on a diet?”

The question shot out before I could hide the evidence. I tried tucking Santa under my dinner roll, but it was no use. His bright red icing was just too hard to hide.”

To read the entire article, click on the title of the article above. And don’t worry about the plain website – since the Trib was closed, we’re just glad the content is living on in posterity.

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