Since the start of the semester, I’ve been getting together with a few friends every week to work on assignments. The very first time we got together at my friend’s house, she offered us jujubes as a snack.
- Me: “No thank you”
- New friend: “You don’t like jujubes?!?!”
- Me: “I don’t eat candy”
- New friend (without any hesitation): “Oh you must be studying Nutrition”
- Friend: “Yeah she’s a total health nut!”
Comments like this really irk me. I don’t not eat candy just because I’m studying nutrition. I didn’t eat candy long before I was studying nutrition or a “health nut.” I don’t eat candy because it is a bunch of processed garbage that is not good for me. I don’t eat a lot of things because they aren’t good for me!
I choose to eat healthy because:
People can laugh, think I’m weird or that I’m missing out on life by not eating pizza or candy (among other things). They can think whatever they want to think. I just laugh and look forward to the day that they walk into my office, sick and looking for food advice!