I Love Free Day…

Posted by admin - 01/09/10 at 02:09 pm

Sam and Susie huddled over morning coffee at their kitchen table.
“I’ve been doing some research,” Susie said.
“Research on what, Suze?” he answered.
“Research on the whole food and diet thing. Even after all we’ve learned in the past week, something didn’t sit right with me.”
“Really?” Sam smiled at her. “Did you figure out what bothered you?”

“I think so,” she asserted. “Here’s the thing. It’s all well and good to know what not to do-but I also want to know what I should do, go from reactive to proactive.”
“That makes sense,” Sam agreed.
“I’m sick and tired of this extra weight and although you say it doesn’t bother you, it bothers the heck out of me.”
Susie grabbed her mid-section.
“I want to get rid of this once and for all.”

“Sounds good,” Sam nodded his head. “I’m sorry, but I’m still unclear where you’re going.”
Susie turned serious.
“Eliminating the bad foods is a good start,” she continued. “I got that. But that’s kind of a passive approach. I want to take an active approach, learn what good foods to buy that replace the ones we cut out.”
“I’m with you. Makes sense, too,” Sam paused. “What did you find out?”

“It seems that foods made by nature are generally better than anything made by man,” Susie began.
“The RDA says that we should eat 6 to 8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day,” she continued. “Plus, that’s how we get the fiber to cleanse our systems.”
“That’s ridiculous, Suze,” Sam argued. “We’d be as big as a house. We’re trying to lose weight here, not gain it.”

“I know that, silly. You don’t quite get it yet.”
Susie looked straight at Sam.
“What?” Sam grumped. “If we don’t burn more calories than we eat, we’ll never lose any weight, I can promise you that.”
“It’s not that you need all that food,” Susie affirmed. “We eat way too much in this country. It’s that you need the nutrients contained in that much food. We have to eat moderately and supplement properly. That’s where the man-made part comes in.”
“Huh?” Sam grumped again.

“We eat a moderate amount of nature foods and we supplement with vitamins and minerals made by man, to make up the difference in nutrients.”
Susie beamed. “Not bad for only a week,” she added.
Sam didn’t look quite as happy.
“Sounds good in principle,” Sam countered. “But I get sick and tired of lettuce and carrots after a while. I don’t want to eat that raw stuff all the time.”

Susie patted is hand.
“We won’t. We’ll have a Free Day.”
Sam furrowed his brow. “Say more, please.”
“For six days, we eat a moderate amount of protein, nature foods and supplement,” Susie proclaimed, “and on Free Day we can eat anything we want. It’ll be our reward. After a while, we’ll probably eat healthy because we want to, even on Free Day.”
Susie let the concept sink in.
“What do you think?” she finally asked.

Sam grinned ear to ear.
“I love Free Day.”

That’s A View From The Ridge…

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