How honest are you with yourself?

Have you ever noticed how most people say that they and their family don’t eat much sugar? How often does someone raise their hand and admit to being a big-time chocoholic? This is not totally unlike a situation where almost no -one outside of “meetings” identifies themselves as an alcoholic.

You may not want to divulge your weaknesses and addictions to others. After all, it’s probably not their business. What about you? Is it your business if you have addictions or compulsions that cause you to look and feel worse than you need to? Many of us avoid the 12-14 teaspoons of sugar in soda-pop, but we don’t do as well when it comes to sweetened coffee drinks, ice cream, energy bars, and unneeded sweet foods.

We propose a challenge. It is very simple. Write down everything you eat before you eat it:  Write the name of the food, the approximate caloric content, and categorize it “Needed” or “Unneeded.”

Thinking about whether a food is needed or beneficial, as well as contemplating the caloric content will probably help you make better decisions. People contemplate the unneeded and unwanted caloric intake of a dessert after they’ve consumed it. If they consider the choice before they consume it, they’re more likely to make better choices.

We invite you to take this challenge for 3 weeks. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit.

Considering the impact of food before you eat it is a very healthy habit.

 

Have you ever noticed how most people say that they and their family don’t eat much sugar? How often does someone raise their hand and admit to being a big-time chocoholic? This is not totally unlike a situation where almost no -one outside of “meetings” identifies themselves as an alcoholic.

You may not want to divulge your weaknesses and addictions to others. After all, it’s probably not their business. What about you? Is it your business if you have addictions or compulsions that cause you to look and feel worse than you need to? Many of us avoid the 12-14 teaspoons of sugar in soda-pop, but we don’t do as well when it comes to sweetened coffee drinks, ice cream, energy bars, and unneeded sweet foods.

We propose a challenge. It is very simple. Write down everything you eat before you eat it.

Write the name of the food, the approximate caloric content, and categorize it “Needed” or “Unneeded.”

Thinking about whether a food is needed or beneficial, as well as contemplating the caloric content will probably help you make better decisions. People contemplate the unneeded and unwanted caloric intake of a dessert after they’ve consumed it. If they consider the choice before they consume it, they’re more likely to make better choices.

We invite you to take this challenge for 3 weeks. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit.

Considering the impact of food before you eat it is a very healthy habit.

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