Grocery stores and the battle of the bulge
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Motivational Quote of the Day: "Even if it's low calorie, low fat, high fiber, high protein and low carb--if it is processed and full of chemical substitutes, it's just not worth it." Susan Browning--that's me! My own personal quote;)
I just watched Dr. Oz today--he usually gets on my nerves, but he does have some good topics for shows. So today's episode really made me tune in. I have to check out his website to get the specifics, but in a nutshell there was a guest on the show talking about how the food manufacturers put extra special salt and sugar in everything they make to make it look and taste better so we will like it and buy more of it--hence, becoming addicted to it. The more I research this topic along with learning about my own body and habits over the last 25 years of dieting and trying new 'lifestyle changes' I am truly believing this more and more to be true. So, it really wasn't new information for me, but it did make me all the more frustrated as someone who knows how addicted she is to food. With the way grocery stores and our american society is set up for food, it just seems some times that this battle of the bulge is impossible to win. I am fighting it all the time, but I feel like it is going up against a huge corporation. How can one person like myself who relies so heavily on food and grocery stores to live, ever beat this thing? I'm really not trying to be a downer.
It just really frustrates me that this continues so be so, so, so,so hard.
Can you tell it has been a rough day today? Maybe it's all the snow. A hot shower and a good night sleep should help.
Good night, my Spark friends!