I know, such a different post from me today, huh?!
But this has been on my mind for a while, and I thought it would be the perfect thing to discuss on my blog.
[LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE was started in the first place not to just share fabulous recipes, but to discuss food related topics and issues that i’m passionate about.]
So, what exactly do I mean by the word “SKINNY” shouldn’t be on a menu??
First off, what’s the actual definition of the word SKINNY?
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary it is: “very thin or too thin.”
Here’s the thing….it’s no news flash to hear that people obsess over their body image these days, right?
People are comparing themselves to the models that grace the cover of magazines looking oh so perfect imprinting unrealistic body images in their head….and what do most people associate with having the perfect body? Being SKINNY.
Well why the hell are we throwing SKINNY into recipe titles, food descriptions and on menus –
SKINNY pizza, SKINNY cake, SKINNY pasta, SKINNY drink….
I see it everywhere these days…all over Pinterest especially.
We are essentially promoting people to care more about their body image of being SKINNY (very thin or too thin) than to focus on healthful eating and being fit.
Not to mention, I find it rather embarrassing when you are out to eat at a restaurant wanting to order something a bit healthier and the word SKINNY is in the title of the entree. You don’t need to let the whole table know you are trying to be healthier.
I’m all about healthful and mindful eating. I don’t eat my fruits and vegetables to necessarily be SKINNY.
I want to be HEALTHY and FIT 😉
I have committed myself to try to never use the word skinny on my blog. There are plenty of other words that offer more positive connotations like “light” or “healthy.”
I know many of my fellow food bloggers use the word SKINNY, and that’s totally fine, no disrespect.
I just wanted to shed some light on this!
Words are powerful. We should all be more mindful to the meaning behind the words we use.
Here are some interesting articles I found online relating to this issue of being SKINNY.
Please share your thoughts on this topic? Do you agree, disagree? Maybe you think i’m crazy….would love to hear 🙂