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Why Can't I make This Diet Work?!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Some of the top reasons that people admit to not eating healthy according to a recent poll was:

57%: Healthy foods are more expensive

47%: Social settings present too many temptations

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33%:

29%:

25%:

20%:

18%: Healthy foods donít satisfy my appetite

13%: Iím not sure which foods are healthy

(ShopSmartMag.org June 2012)

These all feel and sound like valid reasons to continue eating processed, high fat, high salt & sugar foods, but there are serious reasons to just say no!

-Obesity rates are on the rise in the United States with a quickly advancing group including teenagers and younger children.

-Eating processed foods that are filled with salt and sugar creates an environment that can lead to serious health issues such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.

-Healthy foods are perceived to be more expensive, but a bag of quinoa, for example, makes many meal options and portions. Buying a whole chicken; cutting it down into smaller pieces and freezing unneeded portions makes food more affordable. Look on-line for videos or pictures on how to cut the meat properly.

-Not having the time to cook is tricky, but the reality is that you canít afford not to make the time. Make big batches of old fashioned oatmeal, pre-bag smoothie fruit, kale and spinach, fixing big-batches of stews makes meal creating easier and faster. Cook the food, cool, portion in Tupperware or zip lock bags, mark them and freeze for future use-If youíre not getting support from your family, friends or co-workers, appeal to them to Ďhelp youí with your goal.

...and youíll find the shrinking of your waist line, and increase in energy is addicting!

Also read: Quick Tips on How to Cook a Healthier Meal
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PAULASHEALTHY 2/21/2013 7:53AM

    Exactly the reason I hate the word DIET. Dieting is temporary. Healthy Living (diet/axercise) is permenant.

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BLUENOSE63 2/21/2013 6:07AM

  Never works when you look at it like a diet which indicates "timed duration" versus Life change.

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