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Day 11: Two Purposes of Food

Friday, November 01, 2013

Great topic! There are two main purposes of food and as Linda Spangle says in her book, they are:
1. To fuel your body.
2. To appreciate flavors.

She suggest we measure your food intake against these guidelines. If we eat something that doesn't match either of these, there is a good chance you are eating emotionally.

So fuel is the priority. Like a car, we need to fuel up at regular intervals throughout the day. Some people eat 3 medium to large meals, and others choose to eat 5-6 smaller meals. I actually work both ways. Usually on weekends we have 2 larger meals with 1-2 smaller meals inbetween. (snacks!) The key is to make them healthy forms of fuel.

As far as enjoying the flavor of food, I have no problem with that! Lucky for me I like to eat fresh fruits and veggies, but unlucky for me, I also enjoy the flavor of some unhealthy choices as well. I know as I choose more healthy choices over unhealthy ones, I will learn to dislike most of the unhealthy choices.

I think anyone who has ever grown their own tomatoes understands this! I love a tomato still warm from the sun!

So for tomorrow, because today is almost over, I will track all my food and note the fuel vs. junk. I will make conscience decisions to eat mostly fuel.

And.. Just remember:

It's kind of funny, but I think it has more truth than not1

Happy Sparking, friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MJ7DM33 11/3/2013 6:48PM

  Thx for sharing!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/2/2013 9:13PM

    Oh my goodness, I totally understand the appreciation for a luscious sun ripened tomato! By the end of winter I can't even look @ the tomatoes I the store anymore. They just are . . . not . . . good!

Great blog. Thanks.

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EMILY0724 11/2/2013 9:37AM

    My 10 year old grandson calls it "McUnhealthy." And as humorous as it is, sadly, It's not that far from the truth.

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/1/2013 10:32PM

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