Some of us have different thoughts when we look at a food pyramid. Some of those thoughts sound just like our mothers, with their special tones that they reserved just for us. We instantly get a sinking gut feeling of shame and guilt when we think of the foods that we really eat, as opposed to the foods that are best for us.
Some of us tell the old, nagging, hostile bat of an inner voice to shut up and we modify the food pyramid to fit our own, real world needs and preferences.
Some of us never look at a food pyramid. So those people are fine, until they need to order a Lark in order to get around on their own.
I maintain that the food pyramid is flawed. We hard eating Americans need liquor too! Where’s the wine? Where are the mixed drinks? Where is the Kentucky Fried Chicken “Bowl of cholesterol”?
Balderdash, I say.
Now this is the standard food label. We know that it has information, but the more important issue is what we are thinking when we look at one of those.
Food labels never tell the truth!
What if we want the whole tub, tin or vat? Why should we divide it into servings? Why can we not just consume the contents and go on our way? After all, it would take several servings in order to get nutrition from a package of Slim Jims or a tub of macaroni salad, so why make us feel bad?
Now this is just irritating, so food labels should really speak to us in our own inner languages and tackle the issues and concerns that we truly have.
Why does the standard food label avoid the truth?
Here’s the truth in plain English:
“Now listen up! You only get to eat 1/2 of this bag, vat, roll, bottle, package, tin or tub, you clown! If you eat the whole thing, just add 500 calories to your load for the day. So think before you buy this crap!”
Yeah. Food labels and food pyramids. What good are they, anyway?