Dietary Disneyfication and nutritional infantilisation defines the modern diet.
The heterogeneity of diets, especially of local heritage diets, are dying out. Dietary homogenisation and commodification continues to proliferate. The irregularities of handmade food have been replaced with blemish-free uniformity and a plethora of brand mascots.
Diets have been stripped of their evolutionary and generational wisdom. They have been sanitised - it is a nutritional hygiene hypothesis - coddling of the American diet.
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The Western world is a giant nutritional Disneyland. Where there were once many producers and many cooks, in Disneyland, there is a cabal of producers who think many cooks spoil the broth, and so substitute the cooks for scientists - nutritional truth is best achieved in-vitro.
The Disneyfication of food has created hyperreal food. The food scientists; the brand managers, and marketers have created food so idealistic that their sensory effects are better than those of real food.
When a person feels depressed when presented with real food but is filled with exaltation at the sight of a sweet treat, their taste buds are driven to ecstasy at the thought of pizza. Is this food reality or fantasy? The Disneyfication of nutrition has led many to be unable to distinguish real food from fake food.
The story of the hyperreal orange:
Depleted and exhausted soil is brought to life. Consistent fertiliser wet-nurses the growing oranges. The oranges are then harvested, squeezed, then pasteurised, and then filtered; what remains is evaporated under vacuum and heat. This leaves an orange concentrate. The concentrate is then reconstituted with water, flavour packs, and vitamins - the classic ‘Tropicana’ taste. Now deaerate; it can now be stored in a bottle on a shelf for months.
No matter the season the orange always shines its brightest in Disneyland. The sun never technically sets in the Matrix, nor does the orange juice ever spoil. Have you ever tasted a real orange?
In Disneyland, the fake food cabals know fear sells. They also know my enemy's enemy is my friend. Collusion in agenda setting creates a narrative that vilifies the opposite - real food - meat. Meat is made to be the enemy, and so the opposite - fake food - is defined as good and nutritious.
Real food has been replaced by the representation of real food. Fake food has become more real than real food.
The scientists at Disneyland seek to make food coincide with their models of reality - they produce fiat standard epidemiology. A balanced diet is what is recommended at Disneyland. A healthy diet is one balanced in products from all members of the nutritional cabal.
Most are trapped in dietary Disneyland. Adults need to grow up; they need to leave Neverland and become responsible and mature in their food choices.
Western adults suffer from food infantilisation. Most eat as if they are an unchecked child in a candy store. If someone says they enjoy eating red meat or offal, they are looked at strangely, as if the food choices are odd and not of the norm.
Instead, the infantilised adult’s normed and accepted behaviour is popping into Gregs for a sausage roll, or munching on a processed oat-wheat-berry biscuit packaged in a bright yellow wrapper, to lunching on a ‘store fresh’ sandwich or wrap.
Where is the Deep Nutrition in this food?
The infantilised diet lacks discipline. In Disneyland, the unconstrained are wanted and awarded. It makes for a more easily influenced individual. The unconstrained are easily influenced into constantly overdosing themselves on high carbohydrate, highly stimulating foods that are devoid of nutrients. (If only human physiology could assimilate nutritional labels - one day, the scientists hope).
The infantilised adult approaches their diet with no thought to long term consequences or have cultivated an ability to defer gratification - Disneyland is about the here and now. At Disneyland, the nutritional recommendations orientate food choices to the present; they reward impulsivity and celebrate the constant and instant gratification you receive from food.
When you grow up and become an adult, you put the childish ways behind you, but most have not. There is a difference between keeping a childish spirit alive in you and behaving with the mind of a child. One can bring creativity, spontaneity, and happiness to one's life; the other keeps you as an oedipal child.
Adults who say to real food: ‘eww that is gross, you killed it’, these adults at Disneyland have become so disconnected from the harsh realities of Mother Nature. No one in Disneyland has ever truly been hungry, no one ever has truly been in a state of starvation. Cows are for marketing not for eating.
Those in Disneyland don’t suffer from a lack of calories, they suffer from a lack of maturity and mature food choices.
What is a mature breakfast choice? Breakfast cereal?
The breakfast cereal is chocked full of ‘natural grains’ with added vitamins & minerals. Food in Disneyland has been made into a fortified drug and marketed as natural.
Real food, like beef, does not need to be fortified with vitamins & minerals. It is a food that has been cherished by humans and carnivores for millennia. Grow up and enjoy the taste!
It’s a child who needs to have their medication hidden in a sweet treat. It is an infantilised adult who needs their nutrition packaged in a brightly coloured, airtight, shelf-stable, 80g of carbohydrates per 100g coffee break snack.
Where is one’s nutritional maturity where they choose to base their diet on drug intoxication instead of natural animals based foods?
The abundance of fake food normalises and gratifies infantile dispositions - it is a Disney devil on the shoulder tempting you.
It is a Disney devil tempting you to endorse self-centeredness: consume food now, for your immediate benefit. No one reads the small print: this may come at the expense of your health and vitality. Warning: you may struggle to play with your children because the excess weight you carry hinders your movement.
The food at Disneyland is all about superficial connection. It erodes your ability to empathise with others - instead - there is a bait and switch: industrial food sells empathy but indulgence and freedom from responsibility is what's bought.
In Disneyland on a Friday, a colleague says “Let’s go get smashed tonight!” - infantilisation promotes intoxication instead of detoxification.
Like a child who constantly screams excuses, the infantilised adult when confronted about changing their diet are quick to excuses:
"I like this food".
"I am too busy to change".
"This is the only way I can eat".
"I don’t know how to cook".
"Other food tastes funny".
"I don’t like the smell".
"It’s not normal".
"It doesn’t make me feel happy".
The infantilised adult states a goal but then cheats. They make up childish excuses for why they needed to eat this or that - the infantilised adult fails the marshmallow test.
Feelings if left unchecked by the infantilised mind feel compelling but are sirens of ill health. The food at Disneyland distorts reality, hijacks emotions, and leads an immature mind to make poor food choices.
In Disneyland Food resembles a drug more than natural food - it's Food-Pharma.
A drug is any substance that causes a change in an organism's physiology or psychology when consumed. Drugs are typically distinguished from food and substances that provide nutritional support.
The ironic thing about the food at Disneyland is that the food is, in fact, devoid of nutrition.
The food at Disneyland does - like drugs - affect the function of the central nervous system; it can alter perceptions, mood, and consciousness.
In Disneyland, Food-Pharma models their feeding times after roller coasters. Regular dosing throughout the day is required - moving from ride to ride, food product to food product, queue to buy. Peaks and troths in satiation and famishment.
Similar to how some drugs are prescribed to cure a certain condition, but over time they end up causing the problem they were originally meant to cure. Think: PPIs for indigestion ends up causing low stomach acid; SSRIs for depression end up exacerbating negative emotions; benzodiazepines for anxiety end up causing greater anxiety.
Food in Disneyland is a drug given to ‘cure’ malnutrition but in the long term causes a variety of metabolic conditions, which then need ever more drugs to manage.
The food at Disneyland overtime entraps you in an environment of poverty and dependency. Where once you saw a park full of wonder and choice - over time the sweet veil erodes, crystal by crystal, revealing a cavity of monotony.
Reality shows an ever-increasing cost of healthcare and medication and ever decreasing quality life years. But the infantilised adult in Disneyland cannot see this; they don’t want to see this; they want the magic to continue forever. They are happy to wait in a queue that is longer than the park's opening hours.
Over time you get handed from one product-marketing department to another, and then another… each A/B testing you until your whole life resembles their corporate brand brochure.
An infantilised adult surrenders the locus of control to Disneyland. The only health certainties in Disneyland are death and chronic illness.
The way to escape Disneyland is to grow up. The infantilised adult needs to stop denying maturity and learn to QUESTION their feelings. Food is not for fun. Food is not for pleasure. Food fuels your health, wellness and longevity.
The solution is very simple: STOP EATING A DISNEY DIET - DON’T BUY, DON’T EAT IT!
That is what an adult does: they set out their principles and stick to them!