My psychiatrist and my nutritionist have both told me I think about food in "black-and-white": foods are either okay to eat or completely off-limits, awful, and will immediately encase my abdomen in a wall of jiggly fat.
But I'm not the only one - here are actual headlines of "health and nutrition" articles:
Six Worst Things to Eat at the Movies
The Six Worst Swimsuit Foods
Is this the Worst Drink on the Planet?
The 20 Worst Foods in America (the above were all written by the same fellow)
100 Smartest Diet Tips Ever
Best and Worst Halloween Eats
How to Avoid the Evils of Trans Fats
A Matter of Fat
Pot Bellies May Lead to Dementia
Sexy Summer Snacking
This could go on for some time, but I have to go to work.