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You already know this, but I just found out!

Monday, June 14, 2010

I've been struggling this year with Bell's palsy, and, as a result, exercise has been difficult. Some days I managed to walk in place for 10 minutes, but most days even that was too much, and, believe me, four months on the couch has done NOTHING for my figure. And even before I was affected, I had trouble eating enough calories without way too much fat. Can I help it if I like sweets and cakes and butter and cookies.....? Nearly every time I tracked my food, I would find that I had eaten too much fat, even on the days when my calorie count was low.
Recently I've started to feel a bit better so I decided to make a real effort to eat better today. And so, my goal was to eat at least 3 fruits and 3 vegetables by the end of the day. I stocked up over the weekend so I had lots of choices and no excuses. The results were amazing! I ate plenty of food; I don't feel a bit hungry; and at the end of the day when I tallied every thing up, although I was near the top of my calorie allowance, I just barely had enough fat!
Now I know you all know this because it's everywhere on the site. But somehow it never struck me before. I was eating all that fat as a substitute for the fruits and vegetables that I should have been having. And even more amazing was how easy it was to do.
Will it work tomorrow too? Only one way to find out....
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  • SHARIH42
    I am using the same strategy and it is working for me, too. I try to eat as many fruits and veggies as possible. And make sure I get my water. I am praying for your continued success! Hope you have a wonderful day!
    3919 days ago
  • PAMMAX64
    WOO HOO Mary! I love it when a new revelation happens! emoticon
    3956 days ago
    I'm confident it will work for you tomorrow too! I eat anywhere from 12-18 servings of fruits and veggies a day and feel SOOO much better! Keep up the great work :-)
    3957 days ago
    I hope that adding more fruits & veggies works for you! It was hard for me to adjust to at first but once it became a habit, I feel better when I consume fresh foods. When I don't eat fruits or veggies, I feel like something is missing.

    3958 days ago
    I hope this continues to work for you. I eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. For instance this morning for breakfast I had a cup of watermelon, a cup of cantaloupe and a glass of V-8 Splash juice. Fresh squash for dinner and fresh green beans. Also had tomato slices at lunch on my sandwich and on my plate for dinner. Not near as many calories and you can eat more so you are more full. Keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3958 days ago
    My fingers are crossed that it works for you tomorrow and starts a new streak!
    3958 days ago
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