The Gist on Diets and Health

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So you’re at a party and you see a table laid out like this, which are you most likely to grab?

Most people would opt for the chips of course, because “that’s what we usually crunch on at an affair”,  but if you decide to grab a few peas instead you might actually find them more enjoyable.

That’s right.  We’ve all  heard it before:   “Broccoli, peas, carrots and celery are acquired tastes, – chips and dip are what really taste good”  But do you really believe that? Which one of these salads do you think would taste better?


The one on the right took about 2 minutes more to prepare and probably costed about 50 cents more, unfortunately……. 😉

This net overall time and cost would be even less if you chopped up a pile in advance and kept them in a bag in the fridge.  Now a salad is a great start to any meal, it pretty much ensures that you get all the vitamins/minerals and phytos that you require for health, and causes you to eat less net calories with the meal.  When you’re filling that bag, 2 minutes more to make it tasty and healthy pay off all week long, as you dig into it multiple times.   This is an example of adding “intelligent design” to your consumption plans.

How bout this one – which sandwich are you most likely to prepare?


Many people habitually settle for the style on the right.  But you’re going to have a hard time convincing me that it would have tasted better than the other.  This is what I actually ended up having today:


I also grabbed a handful of chips to go with it by the way.  I’m not about abstinence, but only enrichment of your overall diet.  Taking a minute to plan in advance and keep the good stuff around pays out loads in the way you feel and perform in life.   Remember that the foods you eat most often are the ones that are going to show up in your face, and your body.  If you can get your own habits on your side you’ll really notice the difference over time.

Bon apetit!

About Warren Dostie

Fitness trainer, author and avid anti-aging specialist. Age 55
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