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Fidwits! I Don'T Want Fidwits!



I have a name for foods that are empty calories or are not good for my health program -- Fidwits.

It stands for Foods I Don't Want To Eat, or FIDWTE. It's easier to say, 'Fidwit'. By naming them as something I DO NOT WANT, it makes it easier for me to pass them by.

Passing up something I DO NOT WANT is easier than something I do want.

"That last piece of cheese leftover from the party is a fidwit. Out it goes."


It also helps when you are shopping. If you look at a food that used to cause you trouble with your health, it's easier not to buy it in the first place if you label it a Fidwit. It works the same for at a restaurant.

You are not a rubbish bin.
You are not a food disposal.
Those are where you put FIDWTEs. Not into you! If you eat it, it doesn't keep it from going to waste/waist. It doesn't feed starving people anywhere in the world.
Buy less next time! Or don't buy it at all!
FIDWTEs are anything that won't actually make you feel good when you eat them.
FIDWTEs are anything that interferes with your goals for your health and fitness.
FIDWTEs are anything that will set you to craving other FIDWTEs.
FIDWTEs are leftovers you never got around to eating.

You are worth far more than some flippin' FIDWTE.

I think that it would be fun if we as a community would take up the word. As it is, all the words that we have for it make it sound even more enticing -- tempting foods, foods that call to me, foods I want to eat but shouldn't, etc. This term makes it less appetizing and so takes away some of the desire to eat it. If we can think of them as Fidwitd, it'll be easier not to eat or want them. I wish all of you a great day. Keep with it! We can do this!

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  • YES!!! - by LORIANNA62
  • Pure Genius! Thank you emoticon - by LARKDC
  • This is brilliant 🙌 - by PUGMAMMA3
  • CD23238899
    Since you also say that you think it would be fun if the Sparkers start using the word, I hope you don't mind that I'm going to make today's blog post about fidwits. :) - by CD23238899
  • CD23238899
    I love this! Thanks for the tip, CaseyTalk! - by CD23238899
  • I think this is sooo helpful! It is a long list, yes? - by FRANKENTEEN1

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