Thursday, March 11, 2010

The "S" Rule

Lately I've been taken with the idea of eating awesomely delicious food while maintaining health and a healthy weight.  To this end, I came across a good tip today.

The "S" Rule:
No Snacks, no Seconds, and no Sweets; except for days that begin with "S".

This way, you can still enjoy them, but not every day.  I'm going to add this rule to my life.  Except for the snack part because I have found that I HAVE to have a mid-morning snack or else I totally pig out at lunch.  (A handful of nuts usually does the trick!)

Another good tip I found is to limit "treat foods" (and we all know what they are:  chips, fries, cookies, cakes, ice-cream, etc).  America has the highest amount of processed food in the world.  We also have the highest obesity rate in the world.  Do you think this is a coincidence?  I don't!  The food companies have turned special "treat foods" into everyday foods.  It used to be that in order to have fried chicken, cake, or ice-cream, you had to spend a lot of time to make it so people only had these foods for special occasions.  Now, you can snarf them on your way to work or any time of the day or night!

If you want to have a "treat food", make sure that only have those that you make yourself (and I don't mean from a mix).  This will help to limit your consumption of them (and also limit your waist line).  It's a pain to make these things from scratch so you won't want to  do it everyday.  Also, the treat will be healthier because it won't contain all the horrible chemicals that food companies add in order to prolong shelf-life (they don't do anything good for your body).  If it's your birthday, and you don't want to cook, make sure your treat is made by a person (like a good chef) and not from a corporation's assembly line.  Not only will it contain less harmful chemicals, it will taste SO much better!

Do any of you out there have any good tips that you are willing to share?

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