Food for thought

Having problems with weight control?
Eating a sensible diet in sensible proportions but not getting anywhere?
Ever thought/hoped that the blame is not necessarily yours?

Read this (link)
minion diet jokeHubby found it so I thought I’d pass it on.

I was also reading about the obesity gene the other day too.

Since I started with Slimming World in June, I have been eating more fruit than in my entire life (or so it seems). I got a stronger liking for vegetables years ago when we were growing our own and I was making stews in the pressure cooker. OK, we were having great hunks of crusty bread, with butter (sigh),  to dunk in said stews and subsequent stewps (chunky soup leftovers), but the crux was it was all fresh and totally good for us.

weight joke
It’s an interesting thought though about bacteria in our gut being to blame for weight issues.
As a kid, Mum always put good nutritious food on the table, but I can remember her being put on a diet and my first introduction to yoghurt (yuk to a ten year old) as she tried to slim down. Her weight at the time was around 15 stones (95.25 kg / 210 pounds)  if I recall correctly, and now at the age of 94, she says she is about 12, so more than a stone lighter than me.
mum-and-me-2With all the fruit and veg I’m eating on the SW plan, maybe there is something in it, and that’s why the weight is coming off relatively steadily as I’m zapping those bacterial gut blighters into oblivion.

One thing is certain though.
DIET is about food choices and lifestyle changes, not a temporary pastime.
Bear in mind too that ‘You are what you eat’  also has a ring of truth about it, so don’t go reaching for the doughnuts just yet (memories, double sigh).
smiley wink


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Food for thought

  1. You hit that nail on the head. I have too many friends who have “gone on a diet” only to wait for the day they can get off and resume their old eating habits. Doesn’t work. It’s about learning to enjoy a new eating style that includes better choices. Other interests also act as distractions from food obsessions. So does a nice dog like Maggie and walks (with or without sticks!). You have done a great job of showing how “easy” it is (and I know some choices aren’t). Seeing results is the best boost to continue.

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