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Diet vs. Lifestyle

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hello Sparkinators!

My fam at work always talk about the new diets they're on and it drives me crazy. Sure we all want a magic pill that suppresses our appetite, but do you want to take a pill the rest of your life? Or how about the one's that say they can't eat a carb? First my question is do you even know what a carb is? And second, are you will to give up an entire nutrition group the rest of you life? The answer most likely is no. So here's my opinion on diets. THEY ARE TEMPORARY!!! The changes I've made are forever. The only foods I've sacrificed are the ones that have been processed and/or have ingredients I can't pronounce. As it's written on my page.. knowledge is power. If you don't know how to read a food label here are a few tips I use... but first please for your health and my sanity avoid diets and change your life.

~ Don't buy anything with ingredients you can't say out loud
~ There should be 1-5 ingredients listed , anything more leave it on the shelf
~ If it doesn't have a label or bar code (think fresh produce) most likely it's a good choice
~Pay attention to cooking spray labels it says 0 cal- but really it's 0.9 calories per spray and there's 400+ sprays per bottle ( tricky huh)
~Learn the code names for sugar (high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, diatase, to name a few)
~watch how many servings come in the package (especially pizzas)

So I think your starting to get it. If you still struggle with reading labels or need help, you can always google/bing it or shoot me an email. I'd love to help.

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  • BLUE_48
    Thank you so much! I agree that education is key. You make some wonderful points.
    1814 days ago
    i agree. i'm not on a diet. i hate diets. i eat healthy and in moderation.
    1815 days ago
  • EWL978
    That's a great idea!!!!

    Good on you!!!
    1816 days ago
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