My outer fat man is still around, but I’m beginning to wonder what has happened to my inner fat man. When I look at food nowadays, I see vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. I think in terms of how effective this food will be at providing me the energy and building blocks that my body needs. What happened to my inner fat man?
While on a field trip with my summer campers, we stopped at Wendy’s to eat. I, of course, had a chocolate meal replacement right out of the pouch. When I looked across the table, I saw this.
Not very long ago, I would have salivated at the gooey chili cheese fries and reveled in the quarter gallon of soda. When I looked over, my immediate reaction was, “What is that? Is that food?” My nutrition brain started surveying the landscape and came up empty-handed. What happened to my inner fat man?
If you look at this tray and still swoon, that’s OK. I’m not the food police. Rather, I’m not your food police. Your mouth, your choices. My mouth, my choices. I’m just surprised and delighted that all of the information that we learn in our weekly classes has come together so effectively to allow me to see this tray for what it really is. Empty.