Food for thought and thought for food. Let’s explore!
Food for Thought, in the dictionary means,
anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking.
One day, while
furious over pondering the ingredients in the baby’s formula, I thought about the phrase as it relates to the reverse wording:
Thought for Food
“Food” and ingredients (or lack thereof) always provides me with a stimulus for thinking (ahem, over-thinking?!).
Food for Thought
But while most people use the phrase as thinking on several different issues, I continue to use it for food and ingredients.
Never before have I been so passionate about food and ingredients. I’m also passionate about the right for people to know what they are putting into their bodies.
You are a big girl; you can make your decisions. But you just be informed with all the correct information.
I lie awake some nights and wonder about food and ingredients and why on earth some food products are even thought of as “food.” The reality is that they are quite honestly anything but food. Rather, just a mish-mash of nasty ingredients sold and marketed as “food.”
My goal with these posts is to inspire you to think more about food and the ingredients you are putting into your body. I’ll be sharing “foods” that I think are anything but food, their ingredients and why we should be more investigative with our food-buying decisions.
Not all food is created equally. Food for my baby would have been breast milk. “Food” that the baby is currently eating is incredibly subjective.
I hope you’ll enjoy a new mental stimulus for thinking (about “food”). I sure am excited to start sharing.
And by the way, YES, I realize that this is calling out in some ways that many won’t like or agree with. But remember, I am not the blogger who will pimp out food products galore. I am the one who tells it like it is. I am A Gutsy Girl, and I have experienced first hand the impact of ingredients killing the American gut.
Updated in 2019: This series is no longer just about food in general, but instead about food that is marketed specifically to you. It touts digestive wellness, when the reality is that it might be anything but real and good for you – the Gutsy community. You will find it all starting with Packaged Goods for Digestive Wellness.
You will heal. I will help.