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"One can travel through most of Europe and NOT see obese people"
When was the last time you were in the UK????
I've lived in several countries, and travelled a lot, and there ARE obese people almost everywhere in the "western/civilised" world!
It is a sad realization that so many companies advertise unhealthy eating habits. Restaurants super-size meals that are filled with salt and fat. I like the idea of quietly sharing ideas that have helped us overcome the desire for unhealthy foods. Thanks for the article.
I disagree with one thing the article said- Obesity is NOT an international problem. It's a problem that is plaguing highly industrialized nations, primarily our westernized continent. One can travel through most of Europe and NOT see obese people. Many of the obese people over there are actually tourists from Canada and the USA. (I'm Cdn.)
Once we started just pushing buttons on machinery and remote controls, we stopped moving and burning calories. The extra leisure time we 'earned' with our modern conveniences was used to sit and become sedentary. Just look what that did for us.
Love this article. Thank you!
62 percent of adults in my state are obese. Through SP I hope to make that rate lower!
This is an awesome article. Recently, my daughter and two of my grandchildren came to live with me. As a result of seeing me on my healthy journey, they have started to exercise and eat healthier. My granddaughter has lost 10 lbs so far! I am so proud of her!
Perfect article to read this week! I'm stuggling to overcome negative thoughts and this has given me some good ideas! Thanks!!!
I love this article, because it's about doing what we can and possibly being a good example for others to follow. Wow, what do people notice about you?
Pizza, chocolate--none of it is off limits. People who have 'forbidden food' lists never are successful for the rest of their lives.
You're right though--do it without fanfare, no diet 'snobbing', no 'do it my way', just DO IT. Then people will follow suit. A whole bunch of folks in our office are asking what we're doing and wanting to join us.
Lead by example.
(I had Margaritas, pizza, popcorn, chocolate last week. All in my calorie range. )
what were they doing eating pizza in the first place? dab the grease?! too funny
Chocolate is a food group...the only food group at the top of the pyramid. Woooo!
I am motivated after reading this! Little by Little building great habits day by day! I love it!
A streak chart is a good idea. I don't have trouble so much with the exercise part, since I like exercise, but sticking to my diet can be tricky. My husband and I have been giving ourselves smiley-faces on the calendar, and it's nice to see a calendar full of smiley-faces, but none of them add up to a streak. Maybe we should try that, instead.
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