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Is It Worth It?

When you shop, you select an item that you like and then check the price.  You then make the decision if it is worth it to you?  Do you want to pay the money for the item?  Same is true for food.

There is something you’d like to eat.  For healthy weight loss and maintenance, you need to stop and check the nutritional information and calories.  Then, ask yourself the same question if it is worth it to you?  Before you eat the food….is it worth the cost of the calories?  What activity would you need to do in order to expend those calories.  Let’s check out the “price” cost of the following foods:
(Based on a 150-pound person)

Chocolate chip cookie (similar in size to Starbucks):
400 calories = 40 minutes on the Stair Machine

Slice of thick crust cheese pan pizza from a Mall Food Court:
650 calories = 1 hour and 10 minutes of playing tennis

Caffe Mocha, 20 ounces with whipped cream
400 calories = 40 minutes of swimming laps

Bagel with cream cheese:
500 calories = 2 hours and 30 minutes of ballroom dancing

Medium slice of New York Cheesecake:
700 calories = 2 hours and 40 minutes of brisk walking

Just as you are thoughtful and responsible with your finances, the same applies to your healthy weight loss.

Believe In Yourself,

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