I’m going on a “diet”

October 11th, 2005 by cathy

I am so so so sick of all these “diet” books that make you take out all carbs or all sugar or eat nothing but protein. Blegh. After a long conversation with some of my co-workers, I decided that I am going to follow the food pyramid, which was changed this year. It’s set up completely different, with all of the sections showing vertically instead of horizontally and exercise is included on the pyramid. I think that if you look on the website, the section for exercise is the biggest part of the pyramid, and this is the part that most people are missing, including me. You can diet as much as you want, and unless you balance it out with exercise, you aren’t going to do yourself much good. If you cut out too many calories, your body will go into starvation mode and conserve all the calories you do take in. I think the FDA is basically trying to tell us that everything is about BALANCE!!! Therefor, I am going to follow the guidelines for the food pyramid and DDR every night for 30 minutes. Hopefully, I’ll be healthy in no time. Really though, all I want is to be able to keep up with my kid(s). I don’t want them to be embarrassed of me. Maybe someday I’ll even be a MILF. If you don’t know what that means, I’m not going to tell you because its not nice to say.

Anyway, beginning yesterday, according to MyPyramid.gov – United States Department of Agriculture, I should follow this (plus around 30 – 60 minutes of exercise each day).

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I always appreciate encouragement, because while I think that this shouldn’t be TOO had to follow, I still think I’m going to need to watch myself to make sure I don’t go too crazy.

One Response to “I’m going on a “diet””

  1. Adrienne Says:

    I have such a hard time following any food plan. I am totally impressed with you for taking this on. I think you’re 100% right, though, that it’s all about balance, eating sensibly, and exercising. I know that I’ll feel better when I eat decently and get exercise, and it’s ironic that these seem to be the first things to drop off my “to do” list when I start to get busy. Even though they’re more important than plenty of other stuff I do.

    So, anyway, rock on!!! Let us know how it goes….

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