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Day 3 - Plugging along..

Friday, September 06, 2013

I read THE most amazing quote yesterday. It was written by a doctor who heads up the Bariatric Medical Institute—dedicated to non-surgical weight management at the University of Ottowa named Dr. Yoni Freedhoff. He said:

You can't outrun your fork.

If I were the type to use profanity (okay, sometimes I am, but not here, ever), I would say, "f@*$ing BRILLIANT!!"

We can talk all we want about exercise and its genuinely important place in our lives, but it is delusional to believe that it is any MORE important than controlling our portions. I'm not saying that everyone does believe that, but I think that it certainly is possible that an over-emphasis on the exercise leads to an under-emphasis on the nutritional aspect of weight loss. Or maybe this particular statement is just hitting me, personally, right on the sweet spot of my bat..

Whatever, it might just be a eureka moment for me.

For some interesting reading, here is a link to Dr. Freedhoff's article:

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    Thanks T!! Clint and I have been talking (for about a month now) about how it's the PORTION control way more than the 24/7 gym routine and THANK YOU for the article!! Oh, my goodness!! OH MY GOODNESS, it's the 80/20 rule!! SHAZAM!! I sooo believe in the 80/20 rule for just about EVERYTHING and this article states it's 80% what we eat that defines our fitness with 20% being the actual exercising activity!! This article is the inspiration for another challenge, on our HP team, T!! I'll give you the credit for it too. LOL!! Have a good one my dearest!! xoxoxo
    2634 days ago
    My fork is always chasing me...it seems I get the exercise part down, begin to work on the nutrition and then the exercise lags...it is so hard to balance them. When you get into a healthy groove it is the best thing ever! Great blog!

    2635 days ago
    The doctor's articles are always worthwhile!

    Have you read his blog, "When Science Meets The Biggest Loser?"
    There is research which suggests that watchers of the show have increased negative self-image problems, and participants have extremely decreased metabolism rates.
    He says it is bad for both the participants and the viewers.
    Spend the time packing a healthy lunch and take a walk with a friend, he recommends!

    Personally, I can't stand to watch the cruelty and abuse I see on the screen!

    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    2635 days ago
    Yep...both are equally important
    2636 days ago
    Thank you for sharing.
    2636 days ago
    I love it Tina! Have a great Friday!!
    2636 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Thank you for explaining the quote - I did not realize what it actually meant. Guess I had to have been in that mind frame. Anyway, I will keep that in mind this week while I facing my plate after exercise.
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