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Changing how we think about ‘food as a treat’

Many people struggling to lose excess weight, need to change how they think of food as ‘a leisure activity’.

We parents must be so careful what we teach our kids about food. We must try not to teach them that sugary foods are ‘treats’. Such foods, consumed over decades, can have disastrous health consequences.

 

Learn more in this short video.

http://youtu.be/gDZ9_sfhRao

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  1. I think they rather practice “moderate eating” and exercise instead of change the way they think of food as a leisure activity. I love foods and think of them as “pleasure activity” but I’m far away from over weight (I weight 85lb.) because I don’t over stuffed myself and I exercise regularly, 2-3 times a week. Sugar is good. I don’t see why I need to eliminate it from my diet. I always finish my meal with something sugary either from desserts or fruits but I don’t eat the whole pie or I don’t even finish a piece of cake. I only need a bite or two and I’m happy.

    The truth is food is a treat. What’s the point of living if we have to eat tasteless foods to survive. I’m not ready to be a Buddhist monk yet. Staying healthy doesn’t mean eliminate all things that give pleasures. To do everything in moderation can help people stay focus, enjoy their life and also healthy.

    April 20, 2013
  2. Hey, thanks for your great comment – and I mostly agree with you. But you are not one of the 500 million obese people on earth who needs this advice most! You said the right things – moderation – that’s exactly the point. I am saying people CAN use food as a treat, as a leisure activity, just not 3 meals per day, 7 days per week. I enjoy making a big Sunday lunch for my family and we all eat together and then there is desert too…but too many people eat like that every day, and then they wonder why they are overweight.

    Again, you have it right, moderation – you don’t even eat a whole piece of cake, that’s really good. Unfortunately, many people DO eat the whole cake, then a 2nd, and a 3rd. Those people need to learn moderation.

    Staying healthy doesn’t mean eating bland horrible food – I eat delicious food all the time – just not sugary processed garbage, and all things in moderation.

    Moderation is the key!
    Thanks again for your comments. 🙂

    April 20, 2013

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