I am seriously SO annoyed right now. This girl on my Facebook makes a public announcement that she has diabetes and can’t eat sugar anymore. Anyways, I make an attempt to educate her that sugar doesn’t cause diabetes, it’s the fat in our diets that’s the problem! And honestly I do this out of good intent because even last year I believed sugar caused diabetes and such. Of course she becomes super angry and defensive, as if I was doing anything other than TRYING TO HELP.
This is why it is VERY hard for me to feel bad for people when they get diabetes, cancer, become obese, when they come at me with this type of fucking shitty attitude. I almost want to say that they brang it upon themselves. If you make vegan jokes your entire life, and then die of a heart attack - I really would have a hard time feeling bad for you.
As someone who used to be overweight and weighed 30 pounds more at one point in my life, someone who used to have high blood sugar problems, and used to even microwave bacon and turkey sausages when I got home from school as a snack it just irks me beyond words when people drop the “it’s my genetics” bomb. It sure isn’t genetics preventing me from getting diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or becoming overweight again. There is SO much real science and evidence that a whole foods plant based diet is the healthiest for us, but people act as if your “preaching” is what’s killing them.
I’m fucking done. Remind me to never help save someone’s life again.