Ever wonder who is to blame for your weight loss suffering? Well, wonder no more. Here's the full story.
And God populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.
And Satan created McDonald's. And McDonald's brought forth the 99-cent double-cheeseburger. And Satan said to Man, "You want fries with that?"
And Man said, "Super size them."
And Man gained pounds.
And woman gained pounds.
And God said, "Try my crispy fresh salad."
And Satan brought forth ice cream.
And woman gained pounds. And God said, "I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil with which to cook them."
And Satan brought forth chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter.
And Man gained pounds and his bad cholesterol went through the roof.
And God brought forth running shoes and Man resolved to lose those extra pounds.
And Satan brought forth cable TV with remote control so Man would not have to toil to change channels between ESPN and ESPN2.
And Man gained pounds.
And God said, "You're running up the score, Devil."
And God brought forth the potato, a vegetable naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition.
And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fat fried them. And he created sour cream dip also.
And Man clutched his remote control and ate the potato chips swaddled in cholesterol.
And Satan saw and said, "It is good."
And Man went into cardiac arrest.
And God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.
And so, Satan created HMOs.
10 Great Ideas to Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts
Sometimes we need rules and guidelines to follow, it makes things easier for us. With that in mind, I hereby announce the 10 Commandments Of Weight Loss!
1. Lifestyle, Not a Diet
This is not a short term fix; it’s a way of life. Treat it as such and you will definitely see the results you want.
2. Get Organized
Structure your life and you’ll structure your eating. There are tons of meal plans out there that can help bring you more structure.
3. Eat Small
Portion control is crucial for losing weight. You’ll learn that it is not necessary to “clean your plate” every time. Pay attention to the portion sizes that your meal plan recommends.
4. Learn to Leave Food on Your Plate
This helps you take control of compulsive eating. Once you start feeling more in control of your impulses, the better you feel about yourself.
5. Never Feel Deprived
This only encourages binging. Try to eat small portions all day, so you feel full.
6. Make a Meal Out of It
Make a ceremony out of every meal, so that you really appreciate what you’ve eaten. It doesn’t take much. You can light candles, set the table, adopt a meal-preparing habit, whatever works for you.
7. Eat Slowly
That way, you’ll feel satisfied before you’ve eaten too much.
8. Enjoy Your Food
It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures, not a punishment. Appreciate the tastes, colors, textures of your food. Take the time to think about how much effort has gone into creating what’s on your plate. From the time it takes to grow your food, to the logistical process of how it gets to your plate. The fact is, what you eat is what gives your body the materials it needs to keep going. So give it great materials!
9. Move It!
Exercise is an essential part of losing weight. Plus it releases endorphins into your bloodstream and makes you feel great!
10. Get Enough Sleep
Who couldn’t be OK with this one? Structuring your sleeping patterns will not only make you more enjoyable to be around, it will regulate your metabolism.
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