Delicious Diary Entry
"A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
My name is Ms. Delicious Diary and my job is to see how my clients are really doing when it comes to their weight loss journey. My favorite clients are Super Size-It Sally and Low-Calorie Lucy, along with their close knit group of friends. They all have their own way of dealing with their issues, and the funniest nicknames to prove it as you will see as you read their diary entries each week. I hold the key to the diary in this special little green bag. My fingers are itching to unlock the diary and see their weight loss or gain, and check their delicious food entries.
Dear Diary: My Coaching Session!
Super Size-It Sally:
Our coaching session was all about labels today. There was a table full of foods, and we were going to get a lesson in reading the labels to see what is really in those pretty little packages. Our coach told us the most important thing to remember is - ignore the pretty packaging and read the ingredients list. The ingredients are listed in the order they appear in the product. Meaning the first thing listed is what the product contains the most of, and it goes down hill from there. She also told us to look at the serving size, because all the information on the label is per serving not per box. Wow! have we been doing it all wrong. No wonder I have been gaining weight.
I use to read books, now I read labels. I have learned so much from our coaching sessions. Reading labels was a life changer for me and my weight. I use to think if the box said heart healthy, low calorie, natural or anything else that might make you think it's good for you, I would throw it in the shopping cart with no questions asked. But, now that I am wiser and know better I do better. I read that ingredients list like I'm reading a best selling book. Because even if it says healthy, looks healthy and has a big red healthy heart pumping away on the box, It's not even worth the paper it's printed on if the ingredients list starts with sugar.
Lifestyle change of the week!
We are what we eat, it's impossible to be anything else. That's why you can usually trace weight gain back to what we put on our plate and in our mouth. And, that plate usually starts at the grocery store. Reading labels and the ingredients list can help us fill our shopping carts with healthy food worthy of finding it's way on our plate and in our most precious asset, our body!
"Food labels tell the story, read up."