Anyway, she wrote a post last week, I Eat Dirty and I Like It, which hit a lot of notes for me. It's all about people and their diets that have names, like Paleo or vegan or what have you. I've spent the last six months kind of switching up how I have been eating, and went through a lot of unnecessary angst trying to figure out how to break the news about it to my family and my friends.
The problem is when people love their brand of special eating so much that they think everyone should join in. Personally, I found that with my family and friends, they're pretty darned cool about what you eat as long as you don't get judgy about what they're eating. And how could I be? I am not above a cupcake or donut when I get my hands on one. And don't get me started on pizza.
It kind of reminds me of religion. You find one that works for you, and you want everyone to experience the peace, or fellowship, or whatever it is that drew you to it. It's well-intentioned, but taken too far, it's what makes religion so touchy for some people.
So go read that post. Danielle articulated it all so much better than I could.