Today I heard something that made my head whip around. Some "expert" was on TV talking about addictions. He was saying "it's NEVER about all the things you're buying, and it's NEVER about the sex, and it's NEVER about the food!"
Well excuse me mister and stop right there. I'm overweight because the FOOD is exactly what it's all about!
I've done a lot of personal research and I can tell you that I'm fat because I freaking LOVE FOOD! I don't binge but I certainly eat more than my share of deliciousness. I turn down plenty of unappetizing things but don't you dare stand between me and some sage-n-onion stuffing!
How can anyone say it's not about the coolness of Top-the-Tater on a salty ridged potato chip?
Or the tenderness of a perfectly grilled salmon fillet with a bit of dill sauce?
Or crusty Italian bread dredged through fresh olive oil and giant chunks of grated black pepper?
And you just don't know heaven until you try my grilled bruschetta with fresh mozzarella.
Or my cousin's teeny tiny homemade red pepper cheddar crackers,
or my mother-in-law's homemade gnocchi.
Does anyone else nearly achieve ecstasy with a perfect plate of sushi?
Does flourless chocolate torte with hot coffee make you weak in the knees like me?
It's not bingeing - I've never eaten an entire pie or carton of ice cream and I stop when full.
It's not all food - it has to be really really tasty and wonderful. I'm very picky.
So BACK OFF JACKSON if you think my fatness is somehow a character flaw. I'm fat because I'm really passionate about good food and I want to taste it all.