Posted 19 May 2020 - 02:17 AM
i mean i get this, truly, and i have always felt pressure to not eat well or healthy, because of this. but now my contamination anxiety is causing me to not care so much.
but i feel like, it's sadder that our society itself is so uncaring. we literally are propagandised terrible diets every single day because it is all about money. real science on healthy food is buried for propaganda. the american government literally made a dietary guideline with 'dairy product' as an entire portion of the guideline, and meat too, because there is a lobby who demanded it. the sugar industry is why they have a guideline for fats and sugars too. those categories do not need to exist AT ALL. that isn't the only government with an issue like this, but it's the most egregious example i can think of. the FDA is a horrific branch of government when you look into it.
and those groups have so much influence that absolute garbage is cheaper than food that will keep you alive. and then other groups fund the cure all pills so they don't like proactive approach to medicine and health, they want to sell their diet pills, their heart disease pills, their cholesterol pills.
it's such a fucking sad state of affairs. i can't blame most people for being ignorant, because it's hard to know what to believe when the people you are told to trust, you're told can be trusted, are bought off propagandists who do not care about you or your health.
and because of this you end up with people who are obese but are critically malnourished, which should be contradictory, or should only be due to some extremely obscure digestive disorder, or just impossible otherwise, but it's not. it's not in this society. and that is horrific. and these people don't know that's why they want to eat more food either, they just feel insatiable, and often, locked into a behavioural loop.
and then some people are not locked into that loop because of that, but because of a social norm, or for emotional reasons, just like any other ED, and i empathise with these reasons too. a lot of people said quarantine made them "bored eat"... but honestly? it's more likely that they felt locked away while a virus and economy spiralled out of their control, and they reacted to eating and trying to block it out with netflix binges. but many people don't want to think about it that way because that is admitting a problem, and we don't like doing that...
it's so fucking depressing. i don't look down on people for this. i feel upset for people because of this. i understand the anger y'all feel too, even if i feel it's a bit misdirected, but there's an entire systemic problem here when you get into it, it's so bad.
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agender they/them ✦ vegan ✦ 26 years ✦ 5'4" ✦ 50.5kg/111.3lb(28.05.20) ✦ ednos ✦ anxiety/avpd ✦ autistic