Hey Food. You’re Not the Boss of Me Anymore!

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I find it compelling to think about the connection we have with the food we eat…I guess because the bond is so layered, nothing like the relationship we have with water and air, the other life-sustaining essentials. Is it dramatic to call it culturally dysfunctional? You have to be living in a cave to not know we have problems with food; just look around at all the attention that’s given to weight loss and the billions spent on it. Why don’t we hear about people hyperventilating, passing out from taking in too much air, and why aren’t there scads of books on Amazon that outline Quick and Easy Tips to prevent over-hydrating?

When you really think about food, when you push all the so-called facts and latest diet rules aside, you’ve got to ask yourself: “What’s food really supposed to do…why is it here?” And don’t say that’s easy, we need food to live. Food is waaaaay more than just an energy source. If eating was simply a matter of fueling and refueling, the word “diet” wouldn’t be a national problem or a preoccupation and food wouldn’t be a source of extreme pleasure or gut-wrenching pain. It wouldn’t be the center of parties or reasons for self-berating and self-deprivation. It would be simple. We’d just fill up on the amount we need when we need it and move on. And wouldn’t that be nice? Like human relationships, the relationship we have with food is complex, way beyond just taking it in to survive. And it doesn’t matter if you’re always dieting or you don’t care at all about the nutritional value of food you take in, it’s the relationship, not the choice, that’s the issue.

Weight loss that evolves into lifestyle isn’t about a daily check list of eating the right foods. It’s not about how many calories or how many carbs you take in, or whether or not the bread you just ate has gluten (gasp!) in it or not. The what, the when, and the how much you take in is about is how you feel towards your consumable friend. What do you ask it to do for you?

It’s no different than relationships we have with people except, safe to say, food doesn’t get much out of it.

So if we agree that the connection we have with food is relationally-grounded in a strong emotional bond, we have to ask ourselves, what kind of relationship am I in? Is it a co-dependent one, does food tell you what you want to hear? Is the relationship rigid and unpredictable, great one minute, terrible the next? Are the highs high and the lows low? Does the interaction leave you feeling worthless and weak? If you feel a sense of powerlessness coupled with a feeling that something other than your own internal compass is controlling you, you may feel victimized or even abused.

When we want to improve our eating to lose weight, be healthier, or both, instead of focusing on the details of what we are putting in, we need to step back and look in a different direction, evaluating what the food is actually filling within us. (Because trust me, it’s not just about filling your tummy.) Until you figure out the relationship issues, create new boundaries, shift your efforts towards figuring out how to take back power, nothing else is important. You’ve got to change the basis of the relationship from one of dependence or abuse to one that’s balanced and flexible, until you do…all efforts are just temporary.

Stop the, should-I-or-shouldn’t-I-eat-the-burger dance you’ve got going on in your head. It’s exhausting and pointless. Change your strategy. Start by looking within and begin to ask yourself the hard questions so you can figure out how to change the dynamic of the relationship and live the life you want.

Begin the process by telling your food, You’re not the boss of me anymore!

A Bigger Life in A Smaller Pair of Jeans! Human-Brain Principle #1

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Human beings are pleasure-seeking creatures. Big time.  Finding enjoyment in life is at the core of who we are.  We choose our friends and our partners because we enjoy spending time with them.  We pursue careers based on our interests and passions.  We take up hobbies we find appealing and fun. We save up our money so we can go on vacation, and we stop at Starbucks for momentary reprieves from the stress of everyday life.

All in pursuit of what makes us happy.

And so conversely, no surprise here, unless you are second string for Mother Theresa, you won’t continue behaviors that are hard or no fun, if you don’t have to.  Understanding the humanity of the gravitational pull to feel enjoyment is an important entity to lifelong weight loss and here’s why: When the pleasure-seeking part of your brain determines it’s about to do something it knows it won’t like, i.e. a diet, it relents…but only for a little while. Your desire to lose weight is strong enough to allow you to sustain your new diet, for a week, maybe even a month or two, but, eventually, you give up because it’s not doable, long-term.  Translated: it’s way too hard to maintain.

 After you quit the diet, you feel guilt and shame for what you think is a weakness on your part. But realize, no matter how committed you are eliminating the forbidden foods that your diet requires you to ditch, you’re wired to give it up. Your desire to enjoy life’s pleasures, which includes eating foods you like, trumps your desire for a new outcome. But take heart!  This doesn’t mean you can’t be successful at your weight loss attempt!

 Acknowledging your in-born desire to enjoy your life is important because it helps you figure out why you haven’t been successful with past diet attempt, and won’t be with the next, if you take a similar approach…same diet different no-no’s. Not staying on the diet has nothing to do with your character or willpower, so disconnect those dots. You aren’t wired to sustain deprivation.  Restrictive diets are the antithesis of fun.  The brain won’t tolerate them for long.  And what the brain says goes!  You can’t fight City Hall and you can’t fight Human Brain Principles.

 Small, doable changes are the way to go when it comes to weight loss. The brain doesn’t interpret them as God awful, which means you are likely to actual stick to your altered eating plan. You can’t change your hardware, so work with it. Stop eliminating and overhauling, think tweek.

A Bigger Life in a Smaller Pair of Jeans!  Human Brain Principle # 1)

 If you don’t change something you don’t like to do into something you like to do,  you won’t stick with it for long, no matter how good you think it is for you.

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Ode to the Teddy of Graham

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Teddy Grahams, especially the chocolate ones, are awesome! Eating them makes me happy. They have permanent residence on the middle shelf of my snack cabinet.  Chocolate Teddy Grahams (herein referred to as “CTG’s”) are my number one go-to option when I have a hankerin’ for something sweet and chocolaty…which is everyday.  Sometimes I grab a small handful (always a lady) and sometimes I eat them in sections, consuming their little heads first, then their little bodies.  These little fellas are delicious, they have a grown-up chocolaty flavor, and are a good sweet-snack option.

And here’s another big reason why I love these teeny cubs:  They are real food.  They don’t hangout with diet-cookie posers who pretend to be something they’re not. They do not consider themselves a “cookie alternative” and they have never jumped on or off the gluten-free bandwagon.  You find them proudly perched on the shelves of the cookie isle, between the Nilla Vanillas and the Oreos. How much more legit a cookie can you get then that?

And why, you might ask, is their real vs. fake cookie status important?  Because staying with new and improved dietary changes is way more about psychology then dietary facts.  How you view food options, what your brain tells you about how something is going to taste, what pleasure you derive or do not derive from eating it, in a nutshell, is the reason why you start, stop or stick to the on-going consumption of it. I’m going out on a limb here, but think about it; the more you think something is good for you, the more you don’t want to eat it.  Here’s why:  If food provides an escape from the stress of life, which it does for many, diet anything doesn’t connect us to the pleasurable taste experience we are seeking to calm us or make us feel better.  The rebel/pleasure seeking part of our brain is not getting what it wants. And we know if we don’t feel satisfied, (i.e. eating diet cookies and the like) we end-up reach for something else, something way worse then munching those CTGs!

As humans, we are pleasure-seeking mongers.  See, the brain can sniff out a diet option a mile away and once it labels a food “diet,” it becomes less appealing.  You may eat said diet cookie for a week or so, but soon, you kick it to the curb. Why? Because when you eat the diet food alternative, in an attempt to be “good,” your brain doesn’t receive it as a fair-swap substitute to what it really wants.

Now I could tell you that CTG’s are low in calories, low in sugar, low in fat and salt, with a decent amount of fiber per service, but why would I do that?  What your brain doesn’t know can help you!

Try eating foods that are not “diet foods” but are a few steps better than the ones you are eating now, and enjoy them. Weight loss occurs from less calories consumed. For me, and maybe for you, a viable sweet option is the Chocolate Teddy Graham.

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Thank you CTG’s for not pretending to be something you are not! I honor you and I eat you!

Okay, Fess-Up.

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A quote from Jen Lancaster’s book, Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist’s Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer, “As I paddle along, I slowly become aware that it’s been fear keeping me out of this pool for so many years. I never came here before because I was afraid I’d make a fool of myself by not having the endurance to complete a lap. The swimming wasn’t what scared me; failure was. My fear locked me in a state of arrested development for so many years. Fear kept me from tackling my weight, which I understand has simply been symptomatic of my greater fear, growing up. I glide down the lane on my back and reflect on how good I feel right now. It’s not because I’ve lost more than thirty pounds. I feel incredible because I’ve stopped being afraid.”― Jen Lancaster,

Okay, fess-up. Is there a particular TV personality, author or public figure that you believe, if they could meet you, would immediately feel an AMAZING connection to you, as you already feel towards them? Some people might consider my feeling towards the author, Jen Lancaster, a form or stalking, maybe a fixation; I prefer to think of it as a telepathic friendship, albeit one-sided.

Jen is real and she is funny and it shows up in her writing. I love what she says about her weight loss journey and about getting back to the pool after being away from swimming for a long time.  Do you notice how she doesn’t mention setting any predetermined and/or measurable goals?  No heart rate taken, no laps counted.  “I glide down the lane on my back and reflects on how good it feels right now.”

I can’t help think if we got rid of all the extraneous rules we imposed on movement, on exercise, we might just do more of it.

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Dr. Seuss at My Funeral

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Dr Seuss at My Funeral

I have two requests for my funeral.  One is that they play my favorite disco song, Heaven Must be Missin and Angel, (which isn’t meant to say anything about where I think I will be at the time of my funeral, although I can see how it would be hard not to make a connection) and the other is for someone to read aloud, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss.

I love the message of this book because it’s about working through difficulty, expecting hard times, and challenging the negative stuff in your head that stops you from achieving your goals. Do you have a deep desire to do something, change something, take on a goal, but you don’t believe you have what it takes to achieve it? Dr. Suess tells us: “I’m afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”

Games you can’t win…

cause you play against you…

Do you ever feel like self-doubt is this ninja saboteur, always ready to pounce on your hopes and dreams of wanting more for yourself? When you want to improve your health, or any aspect of your life, you have to own it in your head and heart. To own the identity, you have to believe you’re capable of making it happen.  Before any outward signs appear, in your mind, you’re already there. The process, not a number on the scale or the miles you’ve covered, defines you.

There isn’t anything special about people who have already accomplished what it is you want to accomplish. They don’t have a magic chip inside them that God didn’t give to you because he likes them more; they just believe it is so, and so, it is.  You have an ample supply of all that you need waiting inside you to do, or to be, what you choose.

The last lines of this amazing book:

“And will you succeed?

Yes!  You will, indeed!

(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

KID YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

“So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray,

or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,

your off to Great Places! 

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting.

So…get on your way!”

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Shocking News to Say the Least

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I’m sincerely worried. Actually, more alarmed than worried. There’s a new product scheduled to hit the marketplace in 2015, and I’m predicting it’s gonna go big. It’s called the Pavlok, a device you wear that “adds accountability and electric shock to change your habits and train your behavior.”  Yup, you heard me right “electric shock.” Another quote from the website:  “Meet Pavlok — the first device that helps you form good habits, break bad habits, and stick to your commitments, using any means necessary.  You getting the gist? Here’s how it works: You download the app, pair it with the device, choose the behavior or habit you want to change and program it to beep, vibrate or shock you to keep you “on track.” I’m predicting — and I have a feeling the company is too — most people will utilize the shock setting.

So, basically, when you don’t follow through with what you said you would, the device is programmed to send an electric shock wave into your body telling you, you’ve failed and deserve, more like need, to be punished.  Which is great news because everyone knows physically painful reminders of personal failures work wonders in motivating us to succeed, right? The underlying message of the Pavlok is this:  You are intrinsically incapable of changing your behavior; you need an external, pain-producing prompter to do what it is you have not done, nor cannot do yourself.

In my mind, the Pavlok is the Grand Dame of stupid concepts. I mean, there have been tons of dumb stuff people have purchased in the past.  Case in point:  The Pet Rock and The Finger Dance Mat.

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But self-inducing pain when you don’t meet a goal?  Have you ever seen a golden retriever putting up his own invisible fence?  And it’s not an opposable thumb issue either! Plus, the last I checked, we are a few steps higher on the food chain and supposedly that means we’re smarter.  Not only is this concept stupid and insulting…IT WON’T WORK!  There is no credible science-based study, qualified weight loss professional, or certified behavioral psychologist that would back this theory as a viable tool to producing sustainable changes in behaviors we don’t like about ourselves.

And here’s the icing on the cake:  Based on their website bio’s, no one on the Pavlok team is credentialed in the areas of health, weight loss, psychology or human behavior. I guess they think you won’t notice or don’t care.  Well sign me up! Everybody knows engineers, software and hardware developers are totally qualified to help people lose weight!

Hey I have an idea: let’s broaden the scope of what this baby can do. I really hate that I get up in the middle of the night because I have to go to the bathroom. How about the next time I wake up with the urge to go, I just program this gismo to “remind” me that I am completely inept at figuring out what my body needs. That’ll teach me. I mean, do I really need to go, or am I weak? Maybe somebody or something needs to straighten my ass out.

Here’s the real deal when it comes to embracing and sustaining a new healthy behavior: No external motivator, especially the kind that sends electrical currents through your body, can get you to change. We just aren’t wired that way. If you want to take on a new behavior in the name of self-improvement, you have to figure out why it’s important to you and what your reasons are for wanting to change, then connect the reason(s) to your plan of action.   Internal motivators + personal values = long lasting change. Wanting to start an exercise program or wanting to stop smoking isn’t enough. Clarifying why the redirection is important to you provides a stable foundation sturdy enough to sustain all the ups and downs, two steps forward, one step back, and difficult times that are inherent to the process of change.

Please, renew my faith in mankind.  Don’t buy this product.

The Myopically Healthy Get On My Nerves!

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Ever go to a party and get cornered by one of those people who exercise everyday, eat a flawless diet, and feel compelled to tell you about it?  I’m not talking about the “Exaggerating Dieter,” who talks a good game of boot camp and gluten-free, then shovels a tortilla chip laden with cheese dip into her mouth the minute you turn your back.

Recently, I attended an out of town function where I found myself in a conversation with one of these people. Between sips of sparkling water, she filled me in on the details of her weight training regime, then got me up to speed on the dates, places, weather conditions and times of the runs she’d been in over the last year. From there, we explored her diet.  I heard all about her jump-start, smoothie-fortified breakfast, her power-boost, mid-morning snack, her high-protein lunch, her afternoon energy-sustaining snack and her balanced, low-fat dinner.   And her juicer, she confessed, is something she cannot dream of living without. I believe the appliance serves as both a pulverizer and her teddy bear.

I didn’t let on I’m in the health promotion business. I’ve learned that once the “Myopically Healthy” finds out what I do for a living, they not only expect me to agree with their “Go big or go home” perspective, they’re also looking for a “You go girl!” reaction. My new acquaintance wouldn’t get my anti-militaristic angle on health and fitness.   So I plead the fifth (in my head,) nod and smile at appropriate times.

To those of you who may be Myopically Healthy, please don’t be offended. I’m not putting you down; I think its fine to live your life like this way.  I’m just asking you to consider:

  • The majority of us don’t exercise everyday or eat a stringently healthy diet, nor do we want to.  You aren’t inspiring us.
  • We prefer not to listen to the details of your exercise and eating habits. We’re not jealous; we just don’t find the details interesting.  Perhaps you can drum up something else to talk about, less alienating.
  • And please don’t think our exercise efforts and attempts to eat a healthy diet don’t count.  They do.  Check with the AMA or WebMD or some other big-wig health organizations. Moderation is the new black.

 

I exercise regularly and frequently, but not everyday. The majority of what I eat is healthy but I also eat unhealthy food.   When a behavior is in charge of you, and not vice versa, there’s a problem. And what about the expression,“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?”  Like work, too much exercise and rigid eating habits…well, you know where I’m going with this.

I believe it’s not healthy to be healthy all the time. The all of nothing approach to anything isn’t good for you.  Flexibility is the new gray. Boo Yah!

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Until next time,

Peace, Juicers and Teddy Bears

Shaking Hands With The Devils(food)

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There’s a certain group of people out there who are afraid of certain foods and not because they’re allergic, which would cause them to go into anaphylaxis shock.  Example:  Sugar, more specifically, chocolate cake or Oreos or ice cream. You can pick a Sugaraphobe out of a crowd in a minute.  Their eyes get all crazy and they gasp with horror if someone says something like:  “Hey Molly, there’s a plate of birthday cupcakes in the break room… help yourself.”  Heck, you might just find them under their desk, with their hands over their head, crouched down, in the tornado-preparedness position. Terror would take over.  Some people don’t even like to talk about sweets; just the thought of sugerous-smilous makes them sweat.   As if, like in Harry Potter, just the mention of, “He Who Must Not Be Named” could make the bad guy appear…sugar lovers conjure up images of fat latching onto their thighs if they even hear the word brownie. What causes this mania?“I can’t have anything that has sugar in it, in my house. If I do, I eat it all. I have no control, so the only way to not eat it, is to not have it in the house.  Period.”   So that suppressive thought process works, right?  For a week maybe a month, then what? Thoughts of anything sweet begin to take over, you can’t stop thinking and wanting. And not a little, a lot. Next thing you know you’re buying a bag of macaroons and eating a dozen before the grocery bag is folded and put away.  As soon as you’re done your 12thcookie, the chastising, disappointment and shame begins. The third and final stage, also predictable:  You vow to keep sweets out of your house, for good this time, but that never happens. The cycle continues. Sugar wins.

So let’s agree, the all-or-none approach doesn’t really work-work, from a manage your life, long-term perspective.  Wouldn’t it be nice to think you could actually make friends with food, I mean, enjoy it without surrendering to it, particularly to food that holds you in it’s spell?

Making peace with food is possible, but it takes some introspection and a little planning. If you’re looking for a magic pill, I’m plum out and P.S. there are none. I do have good news that can work for you in your effort to not overindulge in foods that have power over you.  If you address this albatross, I mean really address it, once and for all, you can live a life that includes good-tasting food that makes you happy, but you have to be willing to look at your less then symbiotic relationship differently. I know this is scary territory.  But like anything in life. If you don’t face the fear, you can never take your power back.

I don’t want to make this seem too simplistic, but there is a basic principle that can keep you in control of your choices and it has to do with figuring out what you like and finding a satisfying alternative.

Replace don’t eliminate.

And not with diet foods or substitutes that insults your taste buds.Eat real food. Example:  For chocolate and/or sweet craving, try Teddy Grahams or animal crackers.  I really like chocolate animal crackers.  Here’s why they work: They’re sweet and good and you get a decent amount of chewing per serving which satisfies your brain and your tongue.  To address the quantity issue, when you get home from the store, dole out a serving, which translates to like 24 Teddy Grahams and 20ish animal crackers, then put them in ziplock sandwich bags.  Have them at home, in the office, wherever.  Eat them everyday if you want.  No big deal.  I’m not saying this one tip will change your life, but I am saying it’s a great way to start.

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Monkey Bars Deficiency: Are You A Sufferer?

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Take this short 5-Question quiz to determine of you suffer from MBD.  If you answer true to 3 out of the 5 questions below, I’m pretty sure you have it.

____The last time I can honestly say I remember having fun moving my body was when I was, ligit, playing on a playground.

____The last time I can honestly say I remember having fun moving my body was when I was 5 years old, or maybe younger.

____The only time I can honestly say I remember having fun moving my body was when there where no rules about how I should move my body.

____The only time I can honestly say I remember having fun moving my body was when there was no reason to do it.

____The only time I can honestly say I had fun moving my body was all of the above.

Do try this at home:  Ask a preschool-aged child to stand 10 yards or so away from you then stand back and ask them to come to you and watch what happens. (If you have a small child, go ahead and use yours, otherwise, borrow a neighbor’s.) Chances are they will skip, run, gallop or jump like a kangaroo in your direction.  What they won’t do is try to figure out a way to exert as little energy as possible to get to you, here’s why:

They like to move.

Watch the face of a small child as they play on the playground. Children delight in moving their bodies because…well, because it’s a fun thing to do! Crazy, right???  But something changes.  The way kids feel about movement, (i.e., exercise) significantly and permanently changes, and not in a good way, when they enter school and/organized sports. The creative-based, giggle-producing movement which, I believe, is intrinsic, gets pushed aside and is replaced with a purpose-driven desire to achieve something, many times a grade or a team win.  The reason to move changes from something fun to do to something important to achieve.

In schools or on team sports, movement is defined by team wins, having the right skills, and specific outcomes.  For the majority of kids, it doesn’t take long for their subconscious to figure out their aptitude is sub par, which translates into not being a part of the talented, sports-people group. Thinking you don’t have what it takes is hard, but thinking others think it, is harder.

I know, I know, participating in sports does good things for children, like teaching them about self-discipline and teamwork.  But I’m on the other side, the side that sees what those childhood messages and experiences do to grown-up people. I believe there is a direct line between a child’s experience with organized, adult-run activities and their less then enthusiastic desire to exercise as adults.

If you are not, nor ever have been, a person who likes to exercise, I’d like to give you one piece of advice:  Remove all the rules to movement. I’m not suggesting you start dancing, or skipping or doing somersaults around your neighborhood, unless, of course, you want to.  I’m just saying go back to that place where you enjoyed moving your body and maybe go for a walk; don’t put any parameters of  time, speed or proper form around your walk, just get outside, maybe, and look around and walk some.  And if no one is looking, or even if they are, try a little gallop, or maybe even a cartwheel or two.

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Blurred Potato Lines

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Getting my hair colored today, (no grays, just a little dull) and my stylist, who just lost 20 pounds, asks me, “So what is a typical dinner for you, like what are you having tonight?”  Prior to the question, she says something about how she’s been craving carbs lately and can’t figure out why, but thinks it might be related to the weather changing and the temperatures getting colder.

I’m thinking…maybe you’re craving carbs because your body needs them and they taste good.  “Chicken, a vegetable of some kind, and a bakedpotato,” I tell her.

Her pupils dilate.

My credibility is questionable at this point.

I might as well have told her I was frying up some gopher spleen. People are so funny.  They won’t eat a benign, 120-calorie, natural, made-in-the-earth, potato because they think it’s gonna make them fat. They don’t see the connection between depriving themselves of fundamental foods and the super-size fries they coincidentally consume three days after they just wanted a potato.  Food cravings or “hankerins” as they say here in the South, don’t go away, they just fester and grow and become harder to satisfy.

I know what you’re thinking:  A potato in the buff doesn’t scare you half as much as it does with the goo that goes on top. And who really eats the carb of Irish descent without butter ‘n’ sour cream?  I do see your point.  But if you always think the way you’ve always thought, there’s no room in your brain for a new perspective and without a new perspective, nothing changes. Try taking off some of the goo and, with an open-mind, taste.  You might find you like it without all that camouflage.

As an honorary member of the Official Potato Fan Club, I’d like to urge you reconsider the merit of eating, thus enjoying, my brown-cloaked, all fluffy-in-the-middle, friend; this well-intentioned spud is your friend too.  It provides good taste, its warm, it takes a decent amount of chewing to consume and it fills you up.  Did I mention inexpensive too? Now if all that doesn’t describe a food that’ll do a darn good job of getting you to, and keep you at, a healthy weight I don’t know what would.

Until next time,

Peace, Potatoes and A New Perspective

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