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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nutrition for Dummies (Craig’s version)

1. Don’t eat anything bigger than your head. Unless it’s a watermelon. Or you have a tiny head.

2. If your meal arrives through a car window via a teenager wearing a headset, don’t eat it.

3. If it comes in an exciting range of fluorescent colours, don’t eat it.

4. Don’t confuse the marketing on the front (of the pack) with the nutritional information in the teeny-tiny box on the back.

5. Nobody accidentally eats cake. Own your choices and your behaviours.

6. Calories consumed in secret count. Your friends might not know but your arse will.

7. If dieting was an effective way to lose weight permanently, nobody would ever diet twice.

8. Don’t confuse ‘what your head wants’ with what your body needs. Your mind is a lying bitch.

9. If the ingredient list is full of weird-sounding numbers and words ending in ‘ose’, throw it away.

10. If you haven’t had a poo since June, maybe cut back on the processed food. And try a little fibre. Just saying.

11. If it comes with orange-coloured cheese, throw it away.

12. Most cereals are sh!t. Avoid them. Unless you want diabetes by Friday.

13. Amazingly, following a generic eating plan from a magazine is not your best bet.

14. If food is your lover, you need to get out more.

15. If you’re considering taking your kids to McDonalds for a treat, punch yourself in the face.

PLEASE! Feel free to add your own points in the comments section!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CJBAGGINS 8/3/2012 2:36AM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha *snort*

So funny, cuz they're so true!


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SPARKYCARLEY 7/28/2012 5:06PM

    Oh my gosh... that was so funny! Thank you for sharing it.


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BERRY4 7/27/2012 8:40PM

    Thanks again for the helpful resource(s) as we all travel a journey towards health!

Definitely some classic evaluations of what people call food. -- Oh that we would all grab hold of some common sense and think twice (or more) about what goes into our mouths. Our bodies deserve better!

Have a great weekend! emoticon

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STESSEDOUT27 7/27/2012 5:54PM

    Love the whole thing ! Great way to have your pics always there to remind you why you are doing this! emoticon


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LIBELULITA 7/27/2012 5:18AM

    Yes!! Brilliant and oh so true. I haven't done these things for 10 months and lost 120 pounds. I've spent just 3 weeks doing these things again and regained 27 pounds. There...the proof is in the pudding! emoticon emoticon

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    Great blog!!!

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EBEAMS 7/26/2012 10:26PM

    Great blog ... some of those are pretty funny!

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L.I.L.MOMMY 7/25/2012 4:19PM

    I especially loved number 8, great blog Ramona....thank you

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LADYROSE 7/25/2012 4:01PM

    Ahh.... love the simplicity... makes it so much easier to deal with my #8 brain! LOL!

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JKPONYGIRL 7/25/2012 3:48PM


"I can't believe I accidently ordered this CAKE!...Must have been that Lying Bitch's fault!"


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DR1939 7/25/2012 8:26AM


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SHEILA1505 7/25/2012 2:13AM

    I love No.6 :)
In fact, I liked them all - thank you!

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NH_MOM 7/24/2012 9:03PM

    I liked #6. These are great! Thanks for sharing.

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DEPAULGIRL09 7/24/2012 8:23PM

    Totally love this!! Thanks for sharing.

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CATHOLICCORGI 7/24/2012 7:07PM

    AMEN! LOL!

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MISSB8604 7/24/2012 6:11PM

    SO funny!

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ERNOINACTION 7/24/2012 5:12PM

    I love this. I think I agree with everything but the orange cheese. Being from WI, there is some good not overly processed orange cheeses out there, and it does NOT come from a can. Thanks!

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SEXBOBOMB 7/24/2012 4:32PM

    LOVE #5!

In fact, I think that's my new status!

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VHALKYRIE 7/24/2012 4:03PM

    Hahaha! So right! No one accidentally orders cake!

Also agreed about the body being a lying b*iatch. The mind may say, 'yum, cake', but that doesn't mean I should 'listen to my body'. Intuitive eating still requires common sense.

For the record, I love cukes. If all calories were equal, of course I'd chose the cake! But cakes stretch the pants, and cukes shrink 'em. Nuff said. Eat the cukes and love what they do to my figure.

Comment edited on: 7/24/2012 4:05:17 PM

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23KAIYA 7/24/2012 2:48PM

    Thank you for sharing, I loved this!

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BARBARASDIET 7/24/2012 2:27PM

    Great list!

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_RAMONA 7/24/2012 1:52PM

    If it stays "FRESH" on your counter or in your cupboard for more than a day or two (and it's not fruit, eggs or honey), DON'T EAT IT!

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_RAMONA 7/24/2012 1:51PM

    LOVE that one, B!

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DOWNEASTB 7/24/2012 1:46PM

    Ooh, I got one! Look at your plate of food. If it's a bland, slightly toasted beige color then what you're about to put in your mouth is garbage.

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BUBBLICIOUS6 7/24/2012 1:04PM

Oh, they are funny! I especially loved these 2:

6. Calories consumed in secret count. Your friends might not know but your arse will.

8. Don’t confuse ‘what your head wants’ with what your body needs. Your mind is a lying bitch.

Thank you for the great laughs!!


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NOTABOUTHEFACE 7/24/2012 12:55PM

    Dang. You mean that donut I "accidentally" ate last Saturday just because the Mr was having that flavor was actually a choice!? *face palm*

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HEALTHY4ME 7/24/2012 12:51PM

    LOl thanks I really like # 5 and 8. Have to listen to those 2 more often.

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NEW-CAZ 7/24/2012 12:46PM

    thanks Ramona, a real eye opener!

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*ERICA* 7/24/2012 12:38PM

    Thank you for the list.
I actually had a coupon for a happy meal as a "treat" for my kids. But after reading got me thinking...
Thank you!

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