Would it then be fair to say that the vast majority of people who live in the developed world have or have had a ‘food issue’ at some stage in their life, if not throughout the entirety of their life?
You just have to listen to general chitchat in the workplace or amongst friends to hear food is on the agenda of conversation at some point. Comments like: ‘I ate way too much dinner last night’ or ‘I tried the best custard tart today’ ‘or how many calories/fat/sugar is in that’ are often followed by self-depreciating ones like: ‘I’m so naughty/bad’, ‘I have no will power’, ‘my trousers don’t fit’, or I’m feeling sluggish. Our food choices are then all somehow made ok with comments like: ‘I’ll just eat extra healthy tomorrow’, ‘it’s all in good balance’ or ‘don’t let me eat that again’.
eating the way we do’.