Wednesday, November 17, 2010
"What's Eating You?" Is a Damning Indictment of Junk Food--and Hard to Watch
Have you seen "What's Eating You?" on the E! network? Tonight's the season finale, with repeats into the weekend...
Incredibly tragic, alarming and in-your-face... E's "What's Eating You?" is hard to watch (I mean REALLY hard to watch. You've never been next to the toilet of a bulimic, and you wish you weren't.), but insightful.
You'll find 9 times outta 10, if there's an eating disorder--whether one resulting in obesity, purging or starved anorexia--the object of fixation, obsession, compulsion is almost always junk food, not real nourishment.
And see how the dangerously underfed Adrienne is handled by her concerned coworkers? If she were obese, there'd be cries of "discrimination..." in today's twisted pro-fat-acceptance world.
Watch "What's Eating You?", and more than any gross-out factor, your heart breaks for these people.
And again and again I say it, but we must define FOOD as that which nourishes. All these other substances are nothing more than "ingestible entertainment..." and frequently take people down a very dark path.