Food is complicated

Yes, food is complicated – or at least it can be! I am one of those people who never seem to lose their appetites and there is hardly any food that I don’t like. So no matter what I feel like, I almost always enjoy the pleasure of eating! That is not a bad thing in itself, is it?

We all know there is a massive market out there:

  • Cook books
  • Cooking shows on TV
  • Cooking celebrities
  • Diets –  a multi-million $ market
  • Scientific research – you know the ones I mean – research that says one day that red wine is good for us and then the next day there is evidence that it will harm us. What can we believe?

Each person who has an allergy or sensitivity to food will tell you the answer they found after years of searching – and they won’t believe anything other that what works well for them. They may be quite insistent that it will work for you too!

We often use food to celebrate occasions such as Christmas and Easter (not to mention the opportunities for alcohol as well – but that’s another story!). Certain foods can be quite evocative in reminding us of a person or a time in the past. In my family, the appeal of crystallised ginger and ginger beer goes back a few generations. So when I see ginger or ginger beer in the shops I think of a family get-together.

Some people can eat what they  like and never seem to gain weight. It may be true that they lead a more active life as well. But…for me, if I eat too much I get fat! What an awful fact but it seems I can’t deny this is true.

How do we motivate ourselves to change our behaviours? I have tried heaps of things in the past and they may work for a while and then I slip back again. If you have some good motivations tips for a healthy diet, I would love to hear from you.

No doubt you have heard the sayings “Just for today…” I am not sure where they originate from, however I am going to adopt a new one today and it is not too difficult.

Just for today I am going to stick to my eating plan (based on Weight Watchers). I can’t guarantee that I will do it again tomorrow, but I will give it my best effort today! 

So there it is …. just before Easter too!

cheers

Lorraine

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