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Self Control and Food!

Updated on July 29, 2012

Put that cookie down!

To much of anything, can be a bad thing. To many sugars, to many saturated fats, carbohydrates, and cholesterol.

We all know the of the food pyramid but how many of us know how many servings of each we are supposed to consume in a day? Honestly, I don't know either.

What I do know, is having self control is an important part of my overall health. Can I eat an entire thing of Oreos? Sure! But, Should I? Probably not.

Losing weight or staying healthy does not mean starving yourself of going on a diet. What it means is portion control, and substituting fatty foods with low fat foods.

For example, instead of using regular cream cheese use fat free or reduced fat cream cheese. There is not much of a difference.

In our society we want to blame others for our weight problems. Lets face McDonald is not making anyone shove 2-3 hamburgers down your throat. We should know soda contains

a lot of sugar and calories. Yet many parents will reward their child with grease and sugar multiple times a week. Now I know I bring my daughter to fast food restaurants once in while.

However, we only go once in awhile.

Eating is like alcoholism in a way. Alcoholics say one more drink and I am done. A person with a sweet tooth will say just one more small cookie.

How many calories, sugars, and saturated fats have you consumed so far today? Do not forget to add in your morning cup of coffee.


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      novascotiamiss 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Excellent hub! I totally agree with you. People should be more responsible rather than blaming others for their weight increase. One major culprit is the super sizing that is common in North America. For a small amount of money you can have a much larger size that you would not usually order. So in order to get a bargain you supersize and add on extra calories. It happened to me 2 days ago. For 75 Cents extra a got a second scoop of icecream and I went for it. It was insane and I probably consumed 1 Million calories in that way. I felt guilty afterwards and definitely won't ever do this again. However, most other people out there are not aware of all the damage they do to their body. In my eyes, super sizing and bottomless sodas should be prohibited.