Food HERO or Food VICTIM?

Healthy Livingon May 19, 2010Leave a Comment

I received this from a reader that I have been coaching on getting back control of her life. Taking back control of your life ultimately starts at the table. I get the question a lot… “When I can I eat this again ???  or   When can I have that????……………..

“Can I revise my goals? Instead of no dessert – what about special occasions – like birthdays? We are talking I would eat dessert EVERY DAY for one reason or another. Go to McD’s for an ice cream cone. So to abbreviate it to just special occasions would work. I’m committed to making changes in my eating habits, but now I’m starting to really feel like I am on a diet.”

Anonymous reader

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Diet is NOT a bad word but it has been misused to be a negative word…. it simple means what you eat. :)

Main Entry: 1di·et

Pronunciation: \ˈdī-ət\

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English diete, from Anglo-French, from Latindiaeta, from Greek diaita, literally, manner of living, from diaitasthai to lead one’s life
Date: 13th century 1 a : food and drink regularly provided or consumed b : habitual nourishment c : the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason

TOUGH LOVE AND REASONING TIME!!!

I have a few questions for you. Remember we are trying to create new habits not finding excused to keep the old ones in our present and future.

  • Why do you want the desert?
  • Are your craving it?
  • Do you deserve it?
  • Does the special event become less of an event if you do not have the desert or is it a More special time if you do partake in the desert?
  • Why are you conditioned to wanting a desert?
  • Does a desert make you feel better about life? worse about life?
  • What problems does a desert solve?
  • What nutritional value does a desert have? NON so why do your want to fill your body with bad “non-food” items?

ROLLS OF FOOD:

  • Food villain– the person that pushed more servings, more desert , more fattening food on you usually because they are having trouble controlling  their food intake.   They are out of control with  the food they eating,  their weight and do not want to eat  alone or be alone in their misery?
  • Food victim– the person that has an excuse for every health issues; obesity, blood sugar problems, high cholesterol, can’t exercise due to weight……  they have a excuse for everything wrong with them and blame their job, stress, family genetics…….They are a  victim by their own choices and don’t want to have to pay the price. They want to have the party, eat the cake and pasta and not pay any consequence for their over consumption.
  • Food Hero– the person that rescues their body from the high fat, high sugar, non food items and puts in good quality, life sustaining and nutritional foods. Shows other how to rescue themselves from their won food villain and food victims. They take responsibility for the food/fuel they are putting in their bodies.

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE????? Of course you want to be the HERO! DOESN’T EVERYONE???????

“Dr Heather, when can I have desert or be allowed to overindulge?”

free_529166YES! TO DESERT WHEN YOU ARE AT YOUR IDEAL, HEALTHY WEIGHT:)

There are 12 major holidays and special events a year. On these 12 days, live it up, eat what you want in moderation and without regrets! BUT Thanksgiving does not last until Valentine’s Day. Twelve holiday is just that 12 days :)
BUT………. IF YOU ARE NOT AT YOUR IDEAL, HEALTHY WEIGHT……  ASK YOURSELF, “HOW DID I GET HERE? IN THIS STATE OF FATIGUES AND OVERWEIGH???”   TOO MANY DESERTS?????  TOO MANY BREADSTICKS AND SODAS???????? IF YOU ANSWERED YES THEN I SAY TO YOU……”YOU ALREADY HAD YOUR PARTY SOOOOOO THE PARTY IS OVER UNTIL YOU ARE AT YOUR IDEAL, HEALTHY WEIGHT. GET CONTROL OF YOUR TABLE, YOUR PLATE AND YOU FORK!”

PURE TRUTH

  • AN OVER WEIGHT PERSON IS USUALLY A CARBO JUNKY… DESERT, ICE CREAM, SODA, POTATOES, BREAD….
  • IT TAKES 28 DAYS TO MAKE A HABIT AND 28 DAYS TO BREAK A HABIT. EVERYONE IS A GREAT STARTED BUT MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT FANTASTIC FINISHERS.  If you have started this journey, DO NOT let a desert stop you from completing your mission.
  • IT ONLY TAKES 3 TO 5 MINUTES TO EAT A DESERT  AND  ABOUT AN HOUR ON THE TREADMILL. (an 1 hr of walking to but burn what 3 to 4 minutes that it took you to eat it)
  • CONTINUE TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES AND IT WILL PAY OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.

I am sure that this sounds harsh but I want you to be successful on your mission to regain our state of good health. I have seen too many people fail because they WANT something that they know they should not have. When our children want something that we know they should not have, we simple tell them “NO”.  If you cannot head that inner voice inside your head telling you NO then…..Now I am telling you NO. There is ABSOLUTELY NOT ONE GOOD reason to have a desert or the extra serving of this or that :)   Look at your own current state of health, your past health history along with your family history . Do you like what you see? Are you proud of your state of health? You must work  hard to maintain a state of health that you desire. A state of health that provides you with an overabundance of energy and feeling of joy and happiness inside.
Look at the people around you. WHO is healthy????  I bet less that 50%. Be better than average, be EXTRAORDINARY and lead these people,  your family and friends,  on this journey with you. I am sure that they want the same journey so help then and at the same time you help yourself!!

Dr Heather

About drheather
I have been practicing alongside my husband, Dr. Ralph S. Cardin, for the past 12 years and have worked in the health care environment for over 29 years. Besides being a passionate practitioner, I am a proud mother of four beautiful boys. I am active in my church and my children’s school and enjoy cooking and exercising.

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