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Diet Sabotage

Sunday, May 19, 2013

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I am not going to blame someone else for the choices I make with my food. I am the one who chose's to eat it. In this day and age, you can ask for food to be prepared a certain way at restaurants, read ingredients, and even fast food chains have calories and nutritional information listed. This reminds me of the movie " Super Size Me". Turlock ate McDonalds everyday, for every meal, and ate the super size if they asked him if he would want to get the "super size". That had all to do with choice's, even McDonald's had the choice to change their menu. In my opinion it had nothing to do with sabotage, it was all about choices.
I have a friend who did the same thing, as proof that it could work the other way too. She ate McDonalds every day for 1 month, chosing healthy foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner and lost 30lbs. She had the yogurt parfait or a breakfast sandwich and threw away the bun with coffee no sugar, for breakfast, and had a water or diet coke with one of their grilled chicken salads for lunch and dinner. She kept plenty of fruit of and vegetables at home for snacks and sent a letter to McDonalds to show the other side of the story. They were pleased with her results and since then have even made further changes on their menu based on her suggestions. She has a Masters in Nursing and is working in community care. Not everyone can afford, or have the knowledge base to make healthy choices. If we can educate people and give them the knowledge to make their own choices, NOT FORCE them, you may see more people getting slimmer waist lines.
Our lives are about choices every day, with every aspect of our life. If you to hit the snooze button a dozen times in the morning and ultimately miss your morning workout, it is your choice.
My recent example is a graduation for my adopted daughter last night. She graduated from college and worked very hard for the last few years. I made a healthy gluten free, pasta salad with chicken. Lots of veggies in it and limited the oil and vinegar. HOWEVER, we also ordered a pizza and had beer. I ate a slice of pizza and a beer as well as the salad. I could have made a green salad, but a bunch of 23 year olds, wanted pizza. Our choice, no sabatoging involved.
My choice today is to go to church, exercise and start a new day.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You are SO right - it is about our choices. I figure all things in moderation. Can I have pizza and beer? Absolutely! Every day? Probably not the best choices for getting me to my goals....
    1646 days ago
    I enjoyed reading your blog and it is so true. My WW Leader once said you can eat out everyday and loss weight by making the right choices.
    Have a great week.
    1646 days ago
    I wish more people would accept responsibilty. Great blog!
    1646 days ago
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