Author Guest Post
The Insanity of Dieting
By: Marie McGaha
If you are someone who has never had to diet, are one of those who can eat the entire cake and gallon of ice cream and never gain an ounce – you and I can never be friends, so just skip this post! Seriously, I do know a few people who never gain weight no matter what they do, but I am not one of them. I am exactly the opposite – I gain weight from looking at food, so just imagine what happens when I actually eat!
I hear a lot about that “middle age spread” that just happens to women with age. Mine happened a lot sooner than middle age. I think it happened somewhere around birth, since I came into this world at ten and a half pounds, which my other describes as being “cute”. And I have to agree, those roly-poly babies are adorable and everyone loves them, right up until they start high school, and then the “cute” is over like last years’ fruitcake.
Personally, I have been on approximately a thousand diets in my lifetime, and I’ve lost a thousand pounds, which is good. However, I’ve also gained back about two thousand pounds, which is not good. And I think that is the problem with America today. First, we are the fattest country in the world, and second, we believe every infomercial touting the latest diet drink, diet pill, diet food, exercise video, dance, or contraption advertised on late night TV.
What I’ve figured out over the years is that it isn’t weight or even the need to lose weight, it’s the changes in our society and the food we actually eat today as compared to what I ate as a child and the way my parents and grandparents ate. With the growth of our nations’ population and the technology used to preserve our food, plus the advent of the almighty microwave, most of our food is full of preservatives, sugars, sodium and fat.
Grocery carts in the local grocery store full of Twinkies, Little Debbies, sugar-filled cereals, potato chips and microwavable foods are silent witnesses to the deterioration of the family mealtime. Even though those foods have added vitamins and minerals, they are “white” vitamins, made synthetically in a laboratory, rather than “green” vitamins, those that come naturally in foods such as broccoli, spinach, kale, and other green foods.
So after more than a quarter century of dieting and failing, I finally quit and decided to let my body tell me what it needed. I quit using all the dieting products and I no longer eat anything that needs microwaved or comes from a box. I eat whole grains, raw nuts, fresh vegetables, chicken, fish and pork. Once in a while I get the craving for a ribeye thrown on the grill, but that happens only occasionally. And surprise, surprise, I haven’t felt the need for a magic shake in a can for a very long time!
About The Author
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One Good Man by Marie McGaha
Publisher: Dancing With Bear Publishing
Publication Date: November 23, 2012
Format: Paperback - 188 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by CBLS Promotions.
Starting over is never easy, but Allison is determined to do just that and moves far from Chicago to the warm waters of Biloxi, Mississippi where she accepts a position at one of the floating casinos. For the first time in her life Allison feels like she’s truly at home. She loves her job, she loves her boss, who is like a father to her, and she loves being a part of all the excitement going on around her. Except for one little thing…
Her boss’s eldest son, Stephen is probably the most handsome, gorgeous, and sexy man she’s ever laid eyes on… and he knows it! And for some reason he acts interested in her. Then her mother comes to visit and winds up dating her boss. Her accounts start showing large amounts of money missing. And her ex shows up unannounced and says he wants her back. Can anything else possibly go wrong?
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