& the problem with the "wellness girl" archetype
There's certainly something to be said for relaxing around food choices, at least for those of us who aren't currently battling a serious medical condition. Some people with serious medical conditions choose to get super strict with their diets and far be it from me to tell them not to. But for the rest of us...yeah, what's a teaspoon of canola oil gonna hurt from time to time. It's not like we were going to live forever anyway. Your point about not following internet influencers just because they have beautiful skin or ripped bodies or vacation in the Caribbean is also on point. I wouldn't necessarily follow registered dieticians either though. Like you say, nutrition science is complicated. It's not like all the dieticians agree with each other! There are people without degrees blogging on the internet who have taken the time to learn the science and know their stuff as much or more than the so-called experts.
You had me until you said canola oil was ok to eat 🤢 I agree with you about unnecessary food fear (everything in moderation) and unattainable lifestyles, but unfortunately a lot of research is so politically corrupt, funded by these big companies that profit off of inventions like canola oil. People are FINALLY exposing the truth behind the curriculum that determines a dietician’s education and the money-fueled recommendations on the food pyramid. That part about social media is liberating. We are able to learn about new research and what’s really good for us not based on textbooks but from studies that get buried on the internet. Unfortunately health and wellness has been a corporate greed game and we are all waking up to that. Just look at a video of how canola oil is made and still try to tell me that is ok to consume… we are taking back our power and turning to real, whole foods. Not ones manufactured in a factory and patentable.