Friday, December 24, 2010
(Adapted from AARP Magazine)
Yes, you might have multiply danger zones (I know I sure do!), but which one is adding the most pounds? For homebodies, it might be meal stuffing or snack grazing (or both?). For social butterflies, it might be restaurant indulging or party binging. For workaholics, it might be desktop/dashboard dining.
Many of us aren't sure which of the dietary danger zones is our biggest problem. One AARP member wanted to control his party binging. When he was at a party, he said, no potato chip or cookie was safe. He was convinced this was the source of the 30 to 40 extra pounds he wanted to lose. When asked how many parties he attended each year, he said "Usually every New Year's Eve." Clearly, one party a year was not his 40-pound problem. His real problem ended up being the snacking he did between 3 and 5 pm.
So, try to determine what your dietary danger zone really is and work on that!