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Friday, February 5, 2010

And Now, for a Bite to Eat...

(Remember: I'm not a doctor, so all standard disclaimers apply. Proceed at your own risk!)

Ah yes, F-O-O-D. We have got to take a little time to talk about our diet, simply because common sense has largely flown out the window these days.

Have you ever heard the old saying, "Healthy eating doesn't make you live longer; it only makes it seem that way"? Hopefully I can change your mind. I know you're anxious to get to the golf-specific exercises, but golf season is still not here for most of us. A few days spent looking at how we can eat a more healthy diet won't kill you. And it will only be a few days, because this isn't rocket science.

And don't worry. I'm not going to load you down with choruses of "you need to eat this" or "you shouldn't eat that" or "MY GOD, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING PUTTING THAT IN YOUR MOUTH?!?!?" Life is far too short for that kind of stupidity.

So here's the plan:
  • First, I'll teach you how to figure your "ideal weight."
  • Then you'll find out how much food (in calories) your"ideal weight" needs each day.
  • We'll learn how exercise affects your caloric needs. For you folks trying to lose or to gain weight, this will really help you. Most people don't realize that it's less about what you eat than how you eat.
  • And most importantly, I'm gonna teach you how to cheat on a diet while still eating healthy. (Yeah, you really can do it. It's easy.)
In today's post I simply offer two guidelines that will help you not only get your eating under control, but your whole life. Are you ready? Here they are:
  • Moderation.
  • Small changes.
These are major concepts that bring major success. Most of us get into trouble because we go overboard on the things we keep doing, and we go overboard on the things we change. We'll see how they work together over the next few days.

And when we're done, I think you're going to find you can eat what you like without guilt... and feel healthier, too.


  1. Yes! Moderation, small changes - great advice!

  2. ...But sometimes hard to follow in our world. Remember the old McDonald's commercial? "I believe in moderation... as long as there's a LOT of it!"