I was just listening to a past episode  of 2KD about manipulation of science and language and a thought occurred to me…
We complain about certain tropes like “artery-clogging-saturated-fat” and “heart-healthy-whole-grains”. Repeated phrases that become mainstream cliches that encode mainstream prejudices.
Well, we can play that game as well!
Going forward, I plan to describe my keto eating in terms that sound really positive and healthy. I invite all of you to do the same. With enough of us, we can meme these words and phrases into the mainstream.
- I make sure to get enough heart healthy saturated fat.
- I do my best to avoid diabetes-causing sugars and starches.
- I eat mostly filling and satisfying red meat.
- I try to include heart healthy bacon as part of my diet every day.
And so on. Let’s shift the language that we use! Some people will think we’re being ironic, but when they see we’re being serious, it can open a conversation