Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cutting Calories

Sometimes I cannot believe how some people manage to make it through life. I am referring to their lack of intelligence.

We all know smoking WILL kill us eventually right? Yet still thousands upon thousands of people smoke.

We all know that we need to eat right to maintain our health also, yet many people choose to ignore this and eat whatever they want. This one is a bit tougher, there are no warning labels on packaged foods, but I think there should be just like on cigarettes!

I understand that learning to eat properly does take time, but there are some very obvious choices that can be made that don't require the brain of a mental giant.

I love to read News Of The Weird by Chuck Shepherd. It's always a very small little tidbit of stupidity that either makes me laugh or shake my head in absolute wonder!

Here is one that made me wonder:

Tennessee, the second fattest state, according to a recent foundation report, continues to pay for obese Medicaid recipients to have bariatric surgery (at a cost of about $2,000.00), but to deny coverage for an overweight person to consult, even once, with a dietitian.

Weird huh? I can honestly tell you that the money I spent consulting with a nutritionist was the best money I have ever spent in my life, and I wish I had done it years and years ago!

I recommend consulting with one who specializes in the area of your needs, if you are obese, then seek a specialist who has had successes with obese patients, if you are an athlete, seek out one who works with athletes. 

Like a trainer, you need to carefully select your nutritionist or dietitian!
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