Your body is NOT the garbage can!
This is one of the things I had to learn on this journey.
I grew up with the influence of people who lived through the depression.
Clean your plate.
But I had to learn that MY BODY IS NOT THE GARBAGE CAN!
On many levels.
Not just quality of food,
But the AMOUNT of food.
The Venus nutrition calculator will give you the RANGE you need to learn the correct amount of food for a sustained calorie deficit.
Then after you reach your goal, you can use the upper end of the range to learn how to maintain.
It’s still a learning process.
And I’ve learned to purchase smaller amounts of food so that I don’t waste, and yet I don’t EAT TOO MUCH.
Whether you want to face it or not, it’s too much food that makes us gain fat.
End of story.
I was at the peak of obesity eating 100% organic fanatic to the extreme, thinking I could “health” my way into losing the fat.
Sure, “clean” is best. And you will perform best with that.
On top of that though, the right amount is the key to controlling body fat level.
For years I got mad at my husband Randy because he would go all day outside working without eating. He said he wasn’t hungry and was happy to just eat a healthy dinner at night.
I thought it was hurting him.
He also always stops eating when he’s had enough and didn’t finish his plate, so I got mad then too.
But guess what?
He never gained the excess fat like I did.
Now I get it.
So, if he’s done and I end up scraping his plate into the garbage can I say “I’d better plan the right amount next time. I’m glad you didn’t eat this because YOUR BODY IS NOT THE GARBAGE CAN – scrape scrape scrape – THIS is the garbage can!”
So I’m better at planning.
Because I STILL don’t like to waste.
I plan it better now.
I can’t stand wasting precious food.
But because of Venus I’ll still be on track because I’m AWARE of amounts.
What about you?
What are the lessons you are learning?
Let’s hear it.
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