In The Introduction, To “Food As Thought: Resisting The

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In the Introduction, to “Food as Thought: Resisting the Moralization of Eating”, Mary Maxfield argues that food and the way we consume it isn’t something that should define the obesity epidemic in America. A controversial issue discussed has been whether we should have theories or ideas on which diet works best to increase weight loss or whether we should have any diets to begin with. On one hand, Maxfield argues against the Health Professor Michael Pollan, who proposes an idea to reduce the problem of unhealthy eating in America, when he himself chastises scientists and other health doctors who suggests different diets. On the other hand, she introduces that food is just food and doesn’t need to be differentiated since one may seem …show more content…

As I stated earlier food is simply as it is: food, honestly speaking everything goes in and comes out the same way. With the exception of those who are lactose intolerant and allergic to certain foods, no matter what your intake consist of the digestion system will break it down into nutrients which the body will then use for energy, cell repair, and physical growth. Then after an average time of 6 to 8 hours you will defecate all the unnecessary waste. Regardless the food it all begins with the mouth and ends with the small intestine thus, if you claim to argue that certain eating, eating excessively, or by your standards consuming the “wrong foods” is un healthy and causes obesity then you are making an inequitable justification. Maxfield claims that health is based on culture, she wants us to understand the difference between diet, health, and weight all of which may not be directly connected. However, each one may play a role amongst one another, for example a very poor diet may result in too much weight for a consumer to handle which can result in health problems eventually, yes, they are all different however each plays off another in my knowledge. That’s why their needs to be a special regime, I beg that you do not confuse a regime with a diet; a

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