“ARE WE SICK OF THE DIET SECRETS YET?”

I love one of the posts I just read about the secret to losing weight: taking in less food, and exercising more!

I am laughing because the common sense that it implies, is what I call these days: “Uncommon sense”. Why is it that we can’t seem to make certain connections about very basic things that seemed so easy for prior generations?

Now I am not only talking basic weight gain. Here. Simple input output. I do think it hysterical that someone asked me the other day about the new ‘blood diet’ and what did I think about it? Pure and simple insanity I say.

We always want a simple solution that doesn’t require too much thinking. I don’t even think that we mind the work. In fact people work so bloody hard trying to diet and exercise all the time, they give up. I think the work just goes in the wrong direction.

The blog just written recommended writing everything down that you eat. Doing a food log.

What that is basically trying to train people to do is actually to be aware of every bite they put in their mouth. I always thought it hilarious that my father, who was always on a diet and never ordered dessert, didn’t think the calories counted, when he took the dessert off of all of our plates! All four of them!

Or the moms who are feeding their kids and are starved themselves, who take bites here and there of their kids’ food. Or whatever is leftover on the plates.

And the old: “IT DOESN’T COUNT IF I AM STANDING IN FRONT OF THE FRIDGE AND EATING IT.”

Simple awareness of what you put in your mouth actually does take work. It takes focus and concentration. The problem is, many people out there don’t want to focus on what is going in, because then they feel too guilty.

Enough with the guilt now. Focus on your food. If you don’t have the patience to write it all down, try to be as conscious as you can at all times. Don’t let guilt get in the way.

Taste your food. Be aware of it in your mouth, and going down into your stomach. I can promise you that if you do this, not only will you invariably take in fewer calories overall, you actually might enjoy eating! You will feel satisfied and stop sooner.

The new ‘miracle diet’. Enjoy and be aware of your food!

3 Responses to ““ARE WE SICK OF THE DIET SECRETS YET?””


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