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Making Peace with the Food Police

Posted: December 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Making Peace with the Food Police

(Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Diabetes Forecast.)


We know about the “diabetes police”—those folks who, while trying to be helpful, can come across as bossy and even hurtful when addressing other people’s health issues. Then there are the food police—the people who can’t help but ask, “Should you be eating that?”

The holidays can be a particularly tricky time for anyone to navigate food situations: You’re more likely to be surrounded by treats and large meals laden with fat and carbohydrate, as well as family members and loved ones with good intentions and a long history of commenting on other people’s plates. We’ve all encountered them—and maybe even been a member of the food police at one point or another.

Read the rest at Diabetes Forecast.