Monday, October 11, 2021

Baking Site Pressure


What kind of message are we trying to convey when a recipe site is accompanied by advertisements for getting rid of belly fat?

I avoid trans-fats, eat loads of protein, limit alcohol intake, eat plenty of soluble fiber and I NEVER eat convenience products. I think my lifestyle is mostly stress-free (I mean, how could it not be? I'm retired, I live on the lakefront surrounded by beauty and tranquility - well, mostly, apart from the dawn shooting during duck hunting season). But I also LOVE to bake and create edible treats, so I was a little put off by the presentation of this recipe page. It feels like Catholic guilt haranguing me again, and reminding me that pleasures and indulgences come with a price; that with everything pleasurable comes a consequence.

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