Cooking a fluffy stack of pancakes after my Saturday morning run, I got to thinking about all of the ill-informed eaters out there. This is something I normally stay away from – what you eat is your choice. I couldn’t care less what you throw down your hatch.
What I do care about is when people push their dogma on others as gospel.
Now some of these folks base their eating choices around new diets. I’m all for trying new things and experimenting, especially with anything pertaining to your personal body.
What better way to figure out what works for you than self-experiments?
Between meditating and reading, I spend a lot of time thinking about peoples perceptions and points of view. What do I stand for? How does this differ from what you or someone may believe?
Personal diet philosophy is the perfect way to compare individual perception, beliefs, personality, and temperament. You’re passionate about what you eat whether it’s Big Macs or Kale.
Worldview’s are stable beliefs you and I maintain and our wiring is such that we hold strong worldviews on certain things.
For people interested in diet and exercise, these two things are at the heart of their strongest worldviews.
The fun thing about worldviews is that when yours are challenged, you batten down the hatches and they get strengthened. You tend to shut out alternatives more than usual.
Let’s call it stubbornness.This is a shame, but reality.
I want you to approach the things you eat with a more open mind… Let me explain with an example – let’s pick on gluten.
The current gluten free fiasco is causing a mass exodus from products containing wheat, and a host of other tasty grains.
Gluten free eating is great! It serves a noble purpose for those who have legitimate gluten allergies or medical conditions like Celiac Disease.
If you fall into this category, please avoid gluten at all costs!
The crowd I’m talking to are the ‘thinkers.’ You know, the ones who either think they have a gluten intolerance, or think gluten free diets are healthier than the alternative.
This crowd swaps their rice for quinoa and counts the days to waste shrinkage… Still waiting?