Tag Archives: Eater

Positive body image is hard to maintain

The messages we get from out environment are scary at times. It takes a strong teenager to resist the pounding.

Here is a video that the Dove foundation for self esteem made. . It is no wonder that the self-esteem is broken we can not live up to the standards. We do not have makeup artist, hairstylist and Photoshop in our morning rescue team. No normal person has.Here is another video from Dove that explains the process of making a billboard.

So what do we do? We use all the means possible to look as close to the ideal that we are being served, we use cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, hair colors, wrinkle creams deodorants, you name it! We smear all these things on our largest organ, the skin.

So is that beneficial to our health in any way?

It is shocking to read some of the rapports that are offered on EWG  , campaign for safe cosmetics.

I have thought about coloring my hair. It is getting gray and sometimes I think my hair looks lifeless and boring. But what would that do to my health?

Would it benefit my scalp to have toxic treatment regularly? So I just took random results for brown color, this is what I got.

As you see on the chart it is not going to be good, so I think I´m going to skip the coloring all together. I´ll just do something fun for the money I save. I have a friend that once said; cosmetic surgery! No , not me, I have earned every wrinkle, stretch mark and gray hair I am not going to hide my evolution! That is awful!

I agree. I wear my stretch marks, wrinkles and gray hair with pride but I have thought about getting dreadlocks. What do you think? It would be kind of fun to try.

I would  have gray/brown dreadlocks.

The thing that worries me though. If I get tired of the dreadlocks can you comb them out or do they have to grow out?

Be yourself , everybody else is taken.

Reklamer

Slow down and chew.

Cover of "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual"

Cover of Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

When I was working as a waitress some decades ago (!) The way we got to eat was the eat-and- run approach. If I ate at all it was running. Sometimes sitting down but shoveling the food. Later when working in a store it was the same thing alway´s in a hurry. Sometimes my lunch brake was so late I wasn´t hungry anymore so I just skipped lunch all together. And was craving for candy later…

This made me think of one of Michael Pollan´s  food rules; Don´t eat food at the same place where you tank your car.

Are we really in so much hurry we must stuff our face in the car ?

To eat less, slow down and chew. Food is meant to be enjoyed. Sit down at a table preferably with someone , use fork and knife. And chew the food. The digestion begins in the mouth.

Today I eat slower I avoid situations where there is time pressure for the meal. My body is much happier when I chew.