Reminds me of that Supreme Court justice who, when the court couldn’t pin down a definition of obscenity, said, “I know it when I see it.”
Look at that picture of a hamburger. Hmmm, makes you want to run down to the nearest hamburger place and order a double, right? But when it arrives, sitting there on a bare plate, does it look anything like the picture?
Nah. Just like human models, pornographic food photos are airbrushed, colorized, cropped, and designed to make you want something you really shouldn’t have.
Too much food.
It’s Monday and, as promised, we’re going to talk a little bit about healthy eating. I remember doing a mental double-take the first time I heard food advertising described as porn, but the definition really fits. Next time your favorite TV show is on, look at those food commercials–food is steaming, the people eating it are having a great time, the food looks better than it EVER does when it arrives at YOUR table. That’s food porn. Designed to make you lust after something you shouldn’t have if your belly is full and you are satisfied with your supper.
And when are we most bombarded with food porn? At night, the worst time in the world for a human to eat. If you eat at night, not only does your body not have the time to burn off some of those calories, but the food in your stomach can easily “backtrack” into your esophagus, causing problems with acid reflux, etc. So, whenever possible, try not to eat after seven o’clock and recognize food porn when you see it.
So–how are you doing? Take a moment to let me know. And have a great week!
~~Angie, down two pounds!