I’m gunna eat an unhealthy fat
This morning I considered frying up some bacon to go along with eggs. However, I threw together an oaty, amaranthy, eggy hot cereal mixture and topped it with berries and butter. I do not eat the latter for breakfast because I am frightened of FATS, though. Are you afraid of “UNHEALTHY FATS?” If anything, I’d love to argue to there should be no labeling of fats as “healthy” or “unhealthy.” Where are the limits for such labels? More and more I read about consuming “healthy” vs. “unhealthy” fats and wonder over this, ultimately, arbitrary terminology.
The truth is blurry, I suppose. I would argue that if we are going to but “good” and “bad” labels on fats, then we also give license to label anything as “good” and “bad.” Isn’t that just a bit extreme? “This day was [GOOD] or [BAD].” I hear that one a lot. And it’s not social taboo or anything but what are the implications of statements like that? To me, it means that if I have mostly “gray” days or “mediocre” days, which I think most of us experience in the majority of our days, then my day is insignificant…
I digress. It’s not that I am against “fast food” or “junk food,” even. Who doesn’t like a nice serving of curly fries now and again? I will tell you, though, that the smell of fast food doesn’t appeal to me and, furthermore, can make me a bit queasy if someone in the office walks by with Chick-fil-a take-out bag. When people label fats as “healthy” or “unhealthy,” it send the message that one “should” or “should not” eat “unhealthy” or “healthy” fats, almost as if one would be making a MORALLY profound decision each time the choose between walnuts or pig fat. Sheesh.
Please do not misunderstand. By no means am I trying to argue that eating bacon three meals a day for your entire life won’t put your arteries at greater risk for disease. Perhaps I am just attempting to reiterate a more reasonable, and relatively antiquated but realistic, suggestion that moderation is key.
What do you think, REALLY, of “healthy” vs. “unhealthy” fats? Do you put your real view where your mouth is?
…and for the lighter conversation: What are your weekend plans? What did YOU eat for breakfast?
happy friday all! ~ Jasper