Every Thanksgiving it’s the same thing: you eat as much as you humanly can, take a quick nap, then stuff your pie hole some more with food that wasn’t that good to begin with – let alone after it’s been sitting out and congealed for the past 4 hours.
Which Halloween Candy is Worse for You?
The sad part is which delightful, popular candy tops the list as the WORST CANDY YOU COULD POSSIBLY WANT TO EAT FOR HALLOWEEN (or anytime of year). Watch the video to discover the horrible, horrible truth.
People in China are stereotypically believed to live longer, healthier lives – primarily based on their dietary habits. And as stereotypes go, that’s really not a bad judgement call to make on anyone’s part. Who wouldn’t want to be naturally considered healthier than those around you, solely based on your heritage or where you currently live?
Well, perhaps there’s something more at steak (HA!) than what we think is happening, diet-wise.
Everybody is always on some sort of diet, and all diets basically end up being the same thing:
Eat less than your body needs for fuel.
So if you eat a lot, you need to exercise more. If you don’t exercise a lot, then you should eat less. And the types of foods you eat should be considered relatively “healthy” compared to cookies, cake, and ice cream.
Remember, kids – “delicious” doesn’t always equate to “good for you”.
Everybody seems to be on some sort of diet these days.
And for the most part, diets do their job of reducing caloric intake and helping people lose their desired weight (when combined with a proper exercise program, of course).
But as we’ve said in the past, some diets are better than others. But the core of most diets are that you should be able to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Or maybe not.
When you’re on a diet, you tend to dramatically change your eating habits in order to comply with the menu you’ve put together.
Whether it be South Beach, Atkins, Weight Watchers — every diet requires self-discipline and monitoring, in addition to switching out all the yummy fun sugary carbs with lots of boring vegetables and fruits.
If you have a scale at home, how do you weigh yourself?
Most people agree that it really doesn’t matter how you weigh yourself, as long as however you do it, you do it consistently. Always weigh yourself before your shower, after your shower, in the morning, at night — whatever you choose, just keep doing the same thing every time.
Web Watch could make a million dollars by supplying doctors and physician offices with a stack of Post-It Notes and prescription pads that have LOSE WEIGHT and GET MORE EXERCISE printed on them as part of the standard checkup diagnosis.
There may be rare cases where a physician tells a patient that they have to eat more in order to maintain certain aspects of health, but the vast majority of us do need to lose some weight or get more exercise on a regular basis.
Some people don’t like to have sex after having a huge meal of pasta and beer.
“I’m too bloated, I feel fat. Don’t look at me. <urp>”, they’ll say.
Others go out of their way to pile on a romantic dinner of strawberries, oysters, chocolate, and champagne, hoping to get their partner “into the mood”.
The question here is, IS EITHER PERSON RIGHT?
We’re always on some sort of diet. You may be on a diet and not know it (check with your significant other if unsure).
For some, it’s just a question of eating less, eating healthier, eating in more instead of eating out. Packing a lunch for school or work, bypassing desserts, cutting out alcohol for Lent…. no matter how you do it, there’s always some sort of decison making that goes along with your meal plan of choice.
What did you have to eat for Thanksgiving?
If you were anything like the average American family, your Thanksgiving meal likely looked something like this:
- Turkey (of course). And eaten with the skin
- Mashed potatoes
- Dressing, lots of bread
- Rolls, even more bread
- Sweet potatoes. With or without marshmallows
- Pie. Lots of pie.
- Don’t forget the gravy
And that’s all just the appetizer course. Remember all the cheese, shrimp, crackers, beef stick, and other snacks you also ate during the game?
How many diet sodas do you drink in a day?
Two? Three? Twelve?
There’s a reason Diet Coke is more popular than regular Coca-Cola — people just like the taste better, regardless of whether they’re drinking it because it’s a diet beverage or not.
But have you looked at the ingredient label lately?
Losing weight is a constant battle for some. And as Web Watch has told you previously, it really all comes down to taking in fewer calories than you burn up in a day. Sure, there are other influences involved, such as the family gene pool or other non-controllable items — but for the vast majority of us, weight loss really is about reducing our food intake in a smart manner.
Web Watch knows how difficult it can be to stick to a specific diet plan.
It’s the one thing that everyone says that they’re doing (as we’ve mentioned in the past). What’s the old joke? “How can you tell if someone’s a vegan?”
“Don’t worry – THEY’LL tell you.”
It seems that everybody is on some sort of diet these days.
Low carb diet, no carb diet, Atkins diet, South Beach diet, Full Body Cleanse, Grapefruit diet, Almond diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem — the list goes on. We could even throw kosher, vegan, and vegetarian diets into the mix, as those are also both active decisions to eat food from specific food groups.
Look, all diets that are for weight-loss purposes (as opposed to diets for health reasons, such as for lactose-free, diabetic, or gluten-free diets) all come down to one thing: you’re supposed to take in fewer calories than you expend in a given day.