Friday, November 11, 2011

Fit Friday

It's our second Fit Friday peeps! Get excited!

This week's FF is about FOOD and DIETING. Love food, hate dieting (maybe hate's the wrong word.... I just don't believe it that shizz). (Side note: did you know I wasn't allowed to use the word "hate" growing up? It's a strong word that should be used for when you really mean it. Something to think about right there)

A [very smart] coworker lead me to this article after I was complaining to her that I was having a "hungry day" ("I've eaten everything in sight and I can't stop!!" were probably the exact words out of my mouth). You know those days where you just can't.stop.eating -- everything in site... down the hatchet! ...What's next?! Anyway, she read me these 10 nuggets of knowledge that she had printed out and placed by her computer (genius). Many of the tips are things I already know but haven't been so smart as to actually write them down (nevermind writing them so thoughtfully). If you have a hot minute you should read the article. It's great. If not, just read the list below.... It's great, too.

10 Steps Toward Making Peace With Food: 

  1. Eat what you love. All foods can fit into a healthy diet using the common sense principles of balance, variety, and moderation to guide your eating.
  2. Love what you eat. Slow down and eat mindfully, without distractions.
  3. Value quality over quantity.
  4. Small, sustainable improvements in your eating are more effective than a drastic, temporary overhaul.
  5. Use nutrition information as a tool, not a weapon.
  6. Choose the healthiest option that won't leave you feeling deprived.
  7. Don't expect yourself to eat perfectly -- it's not possible or even necessary.
  8. When guilt is no longer a factor, common sense will prevail.
  9. Accept that you'll sometimes regret the choices you make. Learn from your experiences.
  10. Exercise for healthy and energy, not to earn the right to eat or pay penance for eating a "bad food."
Oh, and if you're interested in reading more of Marcia Reynolds stuff, click here. If you haven't noticed already, she's a really smart lady.

Have a groovy weekend, lovelies! 

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