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Things that make me say hmmm

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I recently read this quote from one of our SP coaches. "Success depends more on how much you eat than what you eat. Moderation is the key to success." on the surface this seems like very sound advice. For some folks it might just be the one missing link they've needed. But, I look at this and say, hmmmm. How can this be so? We have all gotten to this point by eating unhealthy foods, in large quantities, of course. By refusing to change this behavior, we are kidding ourselves about having a healthy lifestyle. I mean thimk about it, switching from a Big Mac to say a kids hamburger saves you calories, yes, but it's still a food that has little nutritional value. Besides, which, it's unlikely to make you feel full, and satisfied for very long. There are such better choices one can make that would allow you to eat a larger amount of food for less calories, and better nutritional values, and would truly be changing an old bad habit. Additionally, I doubt I'm alone with this, but for me eating certain foods just makes me want to have more of that food, and it is better to steer clear altogether, than try to eat it in moderation. Over these last 8 years, I've learned I am capable of change. I can learn to enjoy healthy food, and exercise, and I've tried so many new things because of opening myself up to change. Had I simply kept my old ways but moderated them, think how unenlightened my life would have remained.....hmmmm
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HEALTHY4ME 2/24/2013 7:02PM

    I agree that to me isn't making healthy changes, better perhaps but not getting the right fuel. So should we eat a small hamburger, a small blizzard cos we used to eat larges...

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DDOORN 2/9/2013 7:32PM

    There are certain trigger foods that I doubt I will EVER be able to safely negotiate!

Don

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JASI27 2/9/2013 7:42AM

    I completely agree. That won't be a quote I add to my motivation board lol.

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MINILOVER1 2/9/2013 6:35AM

    I agree that changing from a Big Mac to a small hamburger really is not making a good choice. I stay away from all MCD's foods. I tried to eat a sandwich from there a couple of months ago after not eating there in over 6 months. I took one bite and almost got sick to my stomach. It tasted terrible!! Greasy and the texture was not appealing. The birds enjoyed it though.

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