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Old 01-07-2010, 01:10 PM   #21
Brady Herrin
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Re: Making some changes in 2010, what to tackle first

Diet Pop
Food Quality
Macronutrient Balance
Food Quantity

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Old 01-08-2010, 12:48 PM   #22
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Re: Making some changes in 2010, what to tackle first

im kinda surprised that most people said alcohol was the most important thing to deal with. am i the ONLY one here that eats 90% strict paleo (plus dairy) and the only bad thing i do is drink alcohol? i even switched from beer/mixed drinks to straight vodka w/ice to further reduce grains/sugars.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:54 PM   #23
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Re: Making some changes in 2010, what to tackle first

yeah all those things aren't mutually exclusive so it's kind of hard to place them "IN ORDER"

Like, food quantity matters of course, for weight loss. But if you address the Quality issue, you may not even need to ponder the details of quantity nearly as much as it could quite take care of itself.

if you are addressing food quality, then diet pop, sweets and alchohol would be taking a hit anyway.

I think it best to focus on improving slowly. You know when you are picking up a diet coke, that you should probably not. If you say no 4 times this week, and yes once... instead of previously saying yes all 5 times... that is improvement.

If you like to go out and drink a 12 pack of beer, then eat a pizza... then you know, you should probably not. If you instead only do this once a month. Or you only have 3 beers and 1 slice of pizza... that is improvement.

Eventually you'll get to a place where you are happy that you have a good balance of good and bad. Nobody is "perfect" always, and we all like to sometimes eat things with little nutritional value, or simply the things we should not have at that time.

But so what. There is more to life and to food than simply getting the protein grams you need, and how many calories you ate today. That is where the Balance comes in. It is good to focus on making the best choices we can, most of the time, given the circumstances/what's available. It is important to put effort into your nutrition and to recognize the importance of putting "good stuff" in your body.

But sometimes you just want to have some cake, or a couple of drinks. Sometimes you don't feel like cooking vegetables for dinner, and you just want a peanut butter sandwich. And that's ok too
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:02 PM   #24
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Re: Making some changes in 2010, what to tackle first

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Why does everyone here like getting hit so much? On the unlimited Coke (all carbonated beverages are Cokes) thing it is the same here, but I have found it surprisingly easy since Costco stopped carrying Coke products and that is where we buy from. I can't stand Pepsi, except Mt. Dew.
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