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Have a fruitful day!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

I don't know what reminded me, but years ago at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting we were given an unofficial diet to follow if we chose to. Unofficial because just like SparkPeople, OA will not tell you what program or diet to follow.

Anyway, I remember asking how many calories in some vegetable and I can still hear this really sweet person saying, "There are less calories in the worst vegetable than in the best of the junk food."

What a mouthful then, and it still works today.

The worst fruits and vegetables are still lower in calories than that donut!

Have a fruitful day!
Linda

To answer the question below, "why do the donuts and cake and cookies call my name more often than the fruits and vegetables? It's maddening! ":

Because for some of us it is habit, but for too many it is addiction. This is an inside peek at what drug addicts and alcoholics probably go through every minute of every day.

I don't know about you, but this gives me the strength to say to myself, "no more!"
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BABIE_JANE 5/22/2009 1:42AM

    Over the past 2 years I have been eating more and more fruits and veggies. I often wonder why I didn't do so all along. Not that I don't like my junk food treat now and again. But, I have found now I crave the cherries, bananas, melons, etc. like I use to cake and cookies.

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MARTY19 5/21/2009 12:24PM

    I have grown over the last year to eat and love many more fruits and veggies. I find they keep my feeling fuller longer.

Marty

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/21/2009 10:10AM

    Linda,

So true. This is one of the reasons I had such a problem (mentally) with the Atkins diet. I think I also read somewhere that eating too much fruit or veggies (if such is possible) ranks pretty low on the list of diet transgressions! Much better to overeat fruit than cookies. Fruit will also help the person who is trying to give up sugar. I'd almost tell such a person to eat all the fruit you want initially and then perhaps cut it back if you really need to cut calories. Again, an extra apple sure beats an extra candy bar on EVERY level.

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 5/21/2009 10:06AM

    So true, but why do the donuts and cake and cookies call my name more often than the fruits and vegetables? It's maddening!

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MSLZZY 5/21/2009 10:02AM

    Maybe that's why I eat more fruits and veggies than junk food! Thanks for the info!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 5/21/2009 10:01AM

    Sounds like a plan, Stan.
Oh wait, that's not Stan,
that's my friend Linda

btw, speaking of fruit,
I checked my tomato plants just a couple of minutes ago,
I already have 5 tomatos on one of my plants

I'm about ready to go to the store and buy some red krylon paint
That way, I can photograph my beautiful red tomatoes, LOL

maybe i'll have fried green tomatoes for breakfast, NOT

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