I’m trying to think of a PC term to describe these “health tips”….I think I’ll go with hogwash.
As someone who eats pumpkin, quinoa, and green smoothies ALL THE TIME, I can promise you that they don’t just miraculously melt fat away. While they are all amazingly healthy and delicious foods, it’s absurd to think that we could melt fat, or even crazier, spot-reduce by eating a specific food. Just like the fact that I can’t do 10,000 sit-ups until my belly fat disappears, one food is not going to change my body shape/size either.
Frankly I find it insulting that mainstream media thinks we are buying this nonsense. However, I can see the appeal of a potential quick-fix, real or fabricated. People are hopeful when they stumble on some new eating or exercise tip, hoping….“maybe this will be the answer I’ve been searching for.” One failed diet attempt after another can create a level of despair that may cloud our judgment and make us frantically head out to buy acai juice or raspberry ketone supplements.
In the end, we know the truth, that moving toward health, wellness, and yes, even a smaller butt is a complex process. It involves looking at the person as a whole and addressing:
- behaviors & habits
- thinking errors
- activity levels
- eating patterns
- influence of friends, family, media
- stress response
- and on, and on, and on
What is your reaction to these quick fix tips you see in the media? What’s the most absurd tip you’ve heard lately?