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I simply eat TOO MUCH!

Friday, February 01, 2013

I like to read books about health and fitness. I try to read things that are not fly-by-night ramblings of someone who thinks their way is the only way. The facts discussed must have backup from reliable sources. I am not looking for any fast solutions or magic pill, I just like to arm myself with as much knowledge so that I only have one option; to do it right.

I am presently reading the book "The Cure for Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness, and Happiness by Timothy A. Caulfield (Apr 24, 2012) "
My first thought from the title was, "okay, what's this guy selling". Actually it turns out to be a no nonsense approach to healthy lifestyle.

Now, I am actually learning a lot from this book. But, so far, the biggest, largest, most giant fact I have taken away is frankly so simple it makes me cry. I EAT TOO MUCH! I knew that, ha, I know that now.

I see it on the calorie counter when I enter my food.
I see it on the scale when I step onto it.
I see it on the tight fitting clothes.
I see it, I see it, I see it....

Then why do I do it? I have so many good excuses. I know exactly what I am doing.

Maybe this time it will sink in.
I must EAT LESS!
p.s. I am getting a lot more from this book that I would like to share in future blogs.
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    1841 days ago
    I like to read these kinds of books too. I eat too much too!
    1844 days ago
    Actually, this realization also dawned on me yesterday. It felt like........duh.......how could I have missed this basic truth for so long. The major thing that I personally wasn't taking into account was that metabolism slows as we age. Yes, part of that is less movement and less muscle mass, which we can work on. With all the positive changes I had made, I kept wondering, now why aren't I losing weight........basing this on my past experience of how things would go. Well, there is a new normal, a new reality as I got older. And I am going to have to eat less food......not just exercise more, not just sometimes make better choices .... but really watch the food intake and just accept the fact that I cannot eat as much as most other people on the planet or even myself at a younger age.
    1844 days ago
    I like eat too much too but we have got to get a workout in....order to enjoy what we love & do portion control...

    God bless & enjoy everyday healthily!

    1845 days ago
    Well, right now I am trying to get MORE food in for today. I am still 500 KCal below my range. I am NOT hungry. But I must eat within the range or I will not lose any weight. I ate below range for years and years and gained weight. AAAARGH.

    Nonetheless, I am glad that you are gaining an understand of what you need to do. That is a HUGE step. Best wishes!
    1845 days ago
    1845 days ago
  • 3016DEBRA
    We ALL do! Food tastes good, and it makes us want more of it. You just have to learn to portion yourself & give yourself time to feel satisfied. That's what I've learned anyway. emoticon
    1845 days ago
    Me too! Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    1845 days ago
    I love to read books too and try to learn more about weight loss, etc. I know that I eat way too much too! emoticon We can let these truths sink in every day! emoticon
    Have a great week-end!
    emoticon Karen
    1845 days ago
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