Hunger at home is real, however, the crisis in America is not that people are starving, but that we are so blind to our food dysfunctions that even a respected news organization can't distinguish between bad habits and real hunger.
Teach us how to eat better and help us have a good time doing it, but build the effort on a foundation of portion control and calorie awareness. Turn a blind eye to the metaphorical elephant in the room, and we’ll continue to be the embodiment of it.
After topping off a greasy BBQ joint meal with a big bowl of ice cream, my husband sat across the table from me one night and bragged about his weight loss while I was eating a dry baked potato, green beans, and smoked chicken, not losing an ounce. I told him I wished I was a lesbian because if he were a woman, he wouldn't be able to eat like that and lose weight, and I wouldn't have to listen to him.
You have taken the first steps to a well-deserved new life, but now is the time to take baby steps, not giant leaps for mankind. You are losing 250 pounds of baggage by jettisoning a spouse. That's a great start!
Add or substitute high-fiber foods to your meals and snacks. Mix cereals to enhance the flavor. You'll never need a laxative or fiber supplement, and your only excuse for getting a colonic treatment is that you really enjoy having water shot up your butt.
Previously, Calorie Ken took a magnifying glass to the father of fast food French fries, McDonald's, and reminded you that their marketing message is "feel good about our food," not, "our food is good for you." Part deux is about size, as it really does matter.
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