Cookie Dough & Regret: Baking and Shame

Here’s the truth: There is no guilt-free food because your disorder is manufacturing the guilt.  Pie does not come with guilt, nor do cookies, cake, pastry or anything else involving copious amounts of sugar and fat.  How you eat, when you eat, and what you tell yourself about the person who is eating, creates guilt.

Food is for sustenance, for keeping us alive and, most importantly, food is for joy.  It’s meant to be shared with others, savored for its sensory pleasures, and appreciated for the feelings of closeness it generates between people.  This is why we have cake at birthdays.  Food itself does not have guilt—we assign it guilt because of something we feel about ourselves.

via Cookie Dough & Regret: Baking and Shame.

Great blog post. You should go read the rest of it.

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About J.

A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?
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