When you deeply want something to be true, that’s when you have to question it the most.
I want chocolate-covered bacon to be a health food. Who doesn’t want to get in shape by eating food so tasty it might give you an orgasm? To pretend it’s true, I could hunt and peck carefully through the internet to find sources that will tell me everything I want to hear. I’d find sources that bacon is heart-healthy. And there are articles all over the place that say chocolate may actually be a health food, so chocolate-covered bacon? You’re practically doing yoga while getting a kale enema. Namaste, motherfuckers.
Then I could really do the responsible thing, ask the hard questions about caloric density, breakdown of macronutrients and micronutrients, look for peer-reviewed articles, and come to the conclusion that this is a once-in-a-while food. Back to the salads with me.
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