Hello Everyone! I'm about to lay-out a rant here, but I want to preface it by saying I mindfully practice acceptance and give a good benefit of the doubt when personal philosophies differ from my own. I get it, that we all have a different bent on life and living. That said, this little nugget of "advice" really irks the carbs right out of me. From Feb/March issue of "Taste of Home" food magazine page 78 in big bold letters: Mom's Best Advice: If you offer people food and they say "No, thank you," what they really mean is "Yes, please!" Bring a heaping plate anyway.
Shame on you Taste of Home! https://www.facebook.com/tasteofhome?ref=ts&fref=ts
To me this is wrong on so many levels! "NO" means no be it NO food, NO
drink, No fries, NO dessert, etc. NO is NO. Presuming someone means the
opposite when they have mustered the courage to decline a food offering
for whatever reason is extremely disrespectful. When an alcoholic says
no to a drink does that mean yes? When a type I diabetic says no to
candy does that mean yes? NO is NO!
As recovering obese people
don't we struggle enough? We know who the food pushers in our lives are
and we collaborate with other WLSers to evolve strategies that support
our weight management goals in the face of those who may knowingly or
unknowingly sabotage our efforts. It is hard work and the battle never
ends. Do we really need, in 2013, a mainstream magazine encouraging
people to push food upon those who have declined?
Yes, I know
Taste of Home is not written for people minding their weight, but as a
food magazine of any sort this ADVICE is highly irresponsible and
offensive. They could have just as easily said mom's best advice is to
disrespect all who sit at your table. I hope their readers spot this bad
advice and toss it on the compost heap.
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