If It Tastes Good, Spit It Out!

My father (he’s a physician, by the way) used to say that’s the only effective diet.

Not really, but he did have a point. Americans (and lots of other folks) don’t have a sweet tooth. They have a fat tooth. For many people, “tastes good” means high-fat, and fat has more calories than anything else we eat.

So in a sense, Dad was right. You do have to limit you intake of things that taste good to you if eating them will make you eat more calories than your body burns. There’s just no way around this fact. A dozen donuts every four hours will make you fat, no matter how much fiber you chase them down with.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t eat anything you enjoy that’s, shall we say, off the diet. You can eat great food, as long as you do what good physicians have been saying for decades: Eat a balanced diet.

One of the best “diets” out there is called the Mediterranean Diet. It’s not really a “diet” at all. It’s more of an approach to eating. It’s big on fruits, vegetables and fiber, and light on red meat and other high-fat stuff. It’s the focal point of the “diet” portion of my Get Thin For Life™ System.

Folks in the Mediterranean region have been eating like this for 2,000 years. They’re generally thin…at least until they start making American fast food a habit.

There’s a lot of truth to what your Mom used to say. You have to eat your veggies. Simple, perhaps, but that’s really what it means to eat healthy. You can eat some meat, and some fat, and some sugar, but if you make a steady diet of that stuff, you’ll balloon.

Eating right isn’t hard, but it does mean embracing deferred gratification. Is being fat for the rest of your life really worth that snack?

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