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They eat more than I do!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Yesterday I read in the paper about another study that found yet another gene that may cause an overweight person's difficulty in losing weight. I see overweight people walking through the grocery store piling their carts with snacks and frozen entrees, even healthy ones.

Yet I know that they eat more than I do. They may exercise more or order "lower calorie" items off a menu, but they are heavier than I am because they eat more.

I learned long ago that I have to eat less of everything and none of some things. It's tough sometimes, but that's what I have to do if I wanted to lose that weight and keep it off. I used to think that when I saw a thin person, that she had found the "secret", the foods that she could eat in large quantities or the perfect "fat-busting" exercise that would enable her to eat everything her heart desired whenever she wanted to. Alas, they simply eat less. Once I absorbed and accepted that, I was able to do the same. It isn't easy; as a matter of fact it's sometimes the hardest thing I do. But I eat less than they do every day, no days off.

In the end, the "secret" wasn't so secret after all.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
--KREN 9/17/2012 9:04AM

    I KNOW this. Thank you for reminding me I know it. lol Karen

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LADY_MARIANA 6/6/2012 3:34PM

    I agree with you absolutely. When I was at my heaviest I may not have eaten more at meals, but I more than made up for it in binge behavior.

Anyhow I wanted to congratulate you for all the Spark Points you have earned in June. You are tops of the charts for the Mystery Readers Group.

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FISHINGLADY66 6/6/2012 10:24AM

    I agree with you. I have found I have to eat less to keep my weight down also. emoticon

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KMIRANDA2000 6/6/2012 10:21AM

    I understand exactly what you're saying and at 47 I'm just accepting this fact. My daughter is 19 and she's having to learn that she just cannot eat the way some other people do. Sad, but once you accept this fact, you can work with it.

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MEADSBAY 6/6/2012 9:11AM

You HAVE discovered the secret!
It doesn't matter (within a healthy range) how we do it-
we just have to do it!

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