A friend/client (same thing) was telling me a story this morning about a time back when he was much larger. He was out for his usual pints and Chinese supper and after placing his rather large order the kind lady behind the counter duly asked each of his group of 3 “you want cheeps?’
He won’t mind me saying that at this time he was bigger than most people will ever reach at 180kg, for reasons…
(he is now sitting at around 135kg after losing 7 stone with change and has packed on some major muskles)
‘No thanks’ they all replied as they’d already ordered enough
But the kind lady pressed, ‘eh you a big boy, you wan cheeps?’
‘Ah, go on then came the reply’
So the order arrived and our star of the story had some words of wisdom for our trio.
“I give you pawn clackers, you little, you get small, you little you get small, but you a big boy, YOU get many…”
We both were laughing at this story (the accent made it)
But, there is an underlying lesson in this here story for you.
With all the best intentions in the world the people in and around your don’t give 2 hoots about your diet and how you feel about your weight. That includes everyone from the kind lady at the Chinese, colleagues at work, your friends, all the way to you own mother, and nor should they!
It’s not their responsibility to look after your eating habits…
The only person responsible for your current state is YOU!
At this time Jonny had no plan on how to moderate his eating habits which could allow for chips, Chinese and beer, he had no system to hold him accountable, it’s no wonder he had the chips when offered twice (I’d of had them too)
Like when the office orders food in or cakes and biscuits are doing the rounds.
Like when it’s a birthday or celebration
Like when the football is on
Like when it’s the weekend…
These social occasions shouldn’t be missed nor should you be the sad sack in the corner eating out his tupperware box and sipping on the finest water the venue has to offer.
There is no such thing as good and bad food.
Sugar won’t make you fat.
Fat won’t make you fat.
Alcohol won’t make you fat.
The poison is in the dose!
Do it right and you can have your cake and eat it, literally!
There isn’t one single person reading this that hasn’t uttered the words at one time or another, “It’s all about moderation…” and you’d be damn right!
The question is, who is it that decides on what moderation means for you?
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