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The #1 Food to Stop Eating
Right now, I am in the middle of almost a month of vacation! Woohoo! I'm in the second half which is pure relaxation- camping, reading, tubing... at our favorite spot- Christina Lake, BC. This is such a beautiful place, you can't help but feel blessed to be here.
You know what? Taking a break and totally de-stressing is also important for good health. (Hmmm, perhaps I'll write a de-stressing e-zine in the near future...) But for today, I'm giving you the one I already wrote in response to a constant
problem I hear in my consultations...
TODAY I want to tell you all about what is undoubtedly the absolute WORST food of all time.
Is it fast food? Donuts? Trans fats in general? How about soft drinks loaded with high fructose corn syrup? Or even worse, energy drinks?
Hmm... although all of these foods are at the top of my "bad" list, they aren't the WORST.
Nope. The worst food ever is ... drum roll please ... any food that you can't resist eating.
I know- you're thinking "Please! THAT'S your big news? I can figure that out myself."
BUT, here's why I feel the need to point out the obvious:
Everyone I know who is struggling to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle still has all this stuff in their house.
And guess what? They eat it all the time. They know they shouldn't and they don't WANT to, but...
You know what I'm talking about- your personal "trigger foods".
For me it's baked goods and Hawkins Cheezies. For others it's chocolate or something crunchy and salty like chips.
If it's in my house ... I'll come up with dozens of excuses on why it's okay to eat it. "I'll workout extra hard tomorrow." Or, "I ate really healthy today so it's okay to cheat." Or, "I had a really bad day, I deserve a treat." And so on... (Sound familiar?)
I'm not saying you can't ever have them, but they need to really be "treats". FYI: the definition of "treat" is something you eat in moderation very occasionally. (Okay that's not the Oxford definition, but that's what it means and you know it ;-)
Let's face it, you and I both know that if it's readily available, it's not going to be an occasional treat (re-read excuses above if necessary).
And no excuse that you have to keep it in the house for your kids/spouse, etc. Please! If it's a crappy bad-for-you food, NOBODY needs it & you're doing your family a favour by keeping it away from them too. Don't worry, the complaints will eventually stop (or lessen).
So bottom line: The key to getting (and keeping) a flat belly and just being healthy in general, is recognizing these trigger foods and keeping them OUT OF YOUR HOUSE.
Seriously. This tip alone can save you thousands of crappy calories every week.
Assignment for today: make a list of your top three trigger foods and get rid of 'em.
Deal? I hope so.
Because Laughter Really IS Good Medicine...
You Might Be a Food Addict If…
You see the glass half full… of triple chocolate milkshake!
The difference between one chip and a whole bag is… what bag?
Your home décor would be described as Early American pizza boxes.
You need a serving set for four for each meal.
Your idea of a seven-course meal comes in seven buckets.
You beg the dog for scraps when he is eating.
Your canary can sing the phone tones for Domino’s Pizza.
The inside of your car is an ad for every fast food place within 10 miles.
Some bad food humor from Twitter...
"What do you call someone with jelly in one ear and custard in the other? A trifle deaf."
"A man was drowned eating his muesli the other day. He was pulled in by a strong currant..."
"What did the grape say when the elephant stood on it? Nothing. It just let out a little whine."
"Q: Why did the biscuit cry? A: Because his dad been a wafer so long"
"How do you make an apple turnover? Push it down a hill."
"Have you heard the one about the rhubarb who robbed a shop? He got taken into custardy."
"Did you hear about the curry lover who wrote trashy fiction? He was a paperback riata.
"What's the best cheese to hide a horse? Mascarpone!"
"What cheese do you use to lure a bear down a mountain? Camembert!"
"What cheese is made backwards? Edam"
"What do you call a chicken in a shellsuit? An egg."
"What do you call Spiritual cheese? Cheeses of Nazareth."
"What is small, red and whispers? ... A HOARSE RADISH..."
"What's orange and doesn't belong to you? Nacho cheese!"
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Here are links to informative and/or interesting news articles on nutrition...
What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?
New links between diet and acne
Drinking water boosts your brain's reaction time
Late Bedtimes Linked To Weight Gain In Healthy People
Most Children And Adults Have A "Nutrition Gap" In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Despite Documented Health Benefits
Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this zine and tell me what you think!
See you next month...
Good Health to You,
Kristy Russ, BScPharm
Pharmacist and Health Consultant
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