Lifestyle vs. Dieting

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We stumbled across this old entry on Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat? this week, and while it may be a bit abrasive it’s certainly has more than a few elements of truth in it, along with some good “big picture” reminders we all can benefit from hearing. What do our TW folks think?


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Experts say we should treat a healthy diet as a component of a healthy lifestyle. We should tell ourselves that we are not on a diet but rather adopting a new way of eating for life.

Healthy Lifestyler Mentality Versus Dieter Mentality

Healthy lifesylers eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean protein.
Dieters pay $20 to download an eating plan that promises they’ll drop 9 lbs. in a week.

Healthy lifestylers encorporate exercise into each day as if it were as integral to the day as brushing one’s teath.
Dieters pay $1000 for a treadmill, use it for a week, and then hang stuff on it.

Healthy lifestylers sit down and luxuriate in each meal.
Dieters eat crap that’s off plan in the car hoping no one sees.

Healthy lifestylers enjoy a walk after dinner most nights.
Dieters purchase a giant pink exercise ball that’s only purpose is to frustrate the heck out of the dog.

Healthy lifestylers stop eating just before they feel full.
Dieters eat potato chips as if they will be moving to the moon tomorrow and never have access to the glorious morsels again.

Healthy lifestylers focus on visiting with family and friends at the holidays.
Dieters worry about eating too much pumpkin pie and then do.

Healthy lifestylers might eat a little too much ham so they pack up the leftovers and give them away.
Dieters say, oh screw it, a lot.

Healthy lifestylers always eat as though they’re on “maintenance.”
Dieters, “What’s maintenance?”

Healthy Lifestylers float in the same weight range give or take five pounds.
Dieters gain.

What else do healthy lifestylers do?

(P.S. I’m only relaying what healthy lifestylers do. I’ve only visited Healthy Lifestyle Planet I live on Planet Diet.)


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