I have always said that my diet works for me, I don't believe that I impose my food choices on other people. I can't help it that people don't like that I'm eating quinoa or choose to have small portions of what people consider "normal" food. The recurring question "Do you actually like eating that?" has gotten old, it takes me by surprise every time though. I don't understand where the question comes from, why would I eat food that I don't like? The truth is the transition from "normal" food to healthy food was very simple, the taste was different but I have found healthy foods that I love to eat everyday. My diet is not the norm and for that I get picked on, it's odd, I know what makes my body run correctly and although it is "different" I believe I shouldn't be questioned on the food I choose to eat.
My second mini rant is about people always asking me about my odd cycling outfit. I always make sure that I wear at least the jersey or shorts from the two Team Novo Nordisk kits that I have. The most frequent comment has been "All white cycling outfit, really? Are you trying to get attention? It's all white that doesn't leave to much to the imagination!!" The funny thing is people don't realize why I have the kit on. I'm trying to get attention, I want people to see my jersey and say "Wow I didn't know about Team Novo Nordisk" or "That's great to see a diabetic riding a road bike". I don't want the attention, I want diabetes to get the attention. I want to sit down with someone that doesn't know about diabetes and raise awareness about the disease.
I apologize for my mini rants but I also hope that I have inspired readers to not judge people so quickly. I'm guilty of jumping to conclusions about people and I have been wrong a lot, I hate when I do so and try my best to learn all that I can about someone or a group if I think what they are doing is "different".
“When dealing with critics always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding.”
― Shannon L. Alder