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Biological Imperative?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I hear a lot about some people being genetically programmed to overeat, that it is their destiny. They just sigh and eat everything in sight because that is their biological fate. But if your husband slept with every available woman because men are biologically programmed to mate constantly to propogate the species, your wouldn't tolerate that excuse for a minute. (I hope!)

Fortunately we don't need to cave to any genetic imperative to eat beyond the food necessary to maintain health. There are many who have found ways to defeat the initial call of the Cheetos. Or the Reeses. And they DO call! My biology is not my destiny. I have trained myself and now my training is my destiny, as long as I keep up my training regime every day.

Take that genes!! I win!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALISWALKER 3/27/2012 11:00AM

    Good point!

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SIMPLY-EVA 3/1/2012 3:13PM

  I love this! That is such a great point and no, I sure would not stand for it. emoticon

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67CAMARO_SS 2/29/2012 6:04AM

    Yup---Strength Training for the brain!!!
And chuckling out loud at PJCHILI'S comment about breaking out in fat, too funny, but good perspective.
So many excuses out there...right? But on to a better destiny we go!
June :)

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PJCHILIS 2/26/2012 7:18AM

    I know what you mean. I have fantasies abount rolling around in a big coconut cream pie. I take a few bites a year of it and then know I have to behave myself.

I find it easiest not to bring home things that I shouldn't eat.

I try to think about the inappropiate foods as allergy foods. In a way they are, I'd break out with fat.

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TAMPATINK67 2/23/2012 9:00PM

    Thanks Nell - your wisdom is so valuable to those of us working on reaching that healthy weight....

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KALISWALKER 2/23/2012 6:12PM

    Right on!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 2/23/2012 1:50PM

    Free will is a wonderful thing.

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    Good blog! We all can DO it...

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FISHINGLADY66 2/22/2012 6:35PM

    Great Blog Nell. I love it. You are so right. Training is the way to go.

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