Day 4: Pick Your Poison

A body in motion tends to stay in motion. If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken that step. Keep going.

Today, Kathy’s asking you to pick your poison…and just say no to your personal version of crack.

To help facilitate this, root around you cupboards, fridge, and pantry. Kathy wants you to toss or give away all your junk food. Ugh, I’m sorry. I couldn’t do it. What’s lying around my kitchen is certainly not my issue. Um, except maybe nut butters.

I’m not a chip girl. It takes me too long to commute to regularly buy ice cream and when I do, it’s either a pint of Sorbet or from Lula’s…both of which I savor a spoonful and pop the rest back in the freezer. No, I’ll likely have to toss most of what I have because the code date will expire before I get to it.

That being said, if you regularly sit in front of the T.V. at night, downing a sleeve of Oreos or a sack of chippies, you might consider downsizing. Take a full inventory, earmark these items for parties, and smack your hand when you try to grab more at the store. The goal is eventually to have none.

I’m focusing mainly on my poison. This wasn’t easy for me to think of. I knew it wasn’t chips. It had to be cupcakes? Or maybe cakes in general? What about cookies? Brownies? Chocolate? Mine is all of them…and none of them. My poison is novelty. I like to try new desserts; I rarely get the same thing multiple times.

If your poison is like mine, my plan is to go halve-sies or jump ship. Back in the day, the Friendly’s slogan was something like ‘Save room for the ice cream’ and this has been totally engrained in me. In fact, when I was vegetarian and went out to dinner with my family, there was usually nothing that peeked my interest…except for dessert. Since, at that time, I focused on calories, it made sense. My caloric intake was consistent. My weight never changed, so no worries…right?

Kathy talks about how feeding your body good food helps you feel good. Brendan Brazier talks about it too in his books. I really like the way Brazier presents calories like currency. Watch the video below to re-enforce The Lean.

Remember to grab your badge from Kathy’s site.


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