Don’t Eat It!

The way you talk about food might help you stay away from foods you know you shouldn’t be eating.  Are you on a diet so you’re cutting out sugary foods or do you have celiac disease so you can’t eat gluten?  Next time someone offers you a treat that you shouldn’t be eating, instead of saying, “I can’t eat that,” tell them “I don’t eat that.” 
It just might retrain your brain.  It puts the decision not to have the food in your hands.  You aren’t missing out on something.  It’s not that you can’t have it.  You could if you really wanted to.  It’s like a vegan.  They would say, “I don’t drink milk.”  It’s a clear and distinct choice.  Say Don’t instead of Can’t and you just might change the way you think about your food choices.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Louise July 16, 2012 at 2:38 am - Reply

    I like this idea. I think I just need to be more assertive in when I state my preferences. I choose to spend money or fresh vegetables instead of ice-cream. There’s not need to explain it, just state it.

    For me, the list would be: anything that is really high in sugar and in fat, in large quantities.

  2. Maggie Downie August 22, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Thanks for reading!

  3. Maggie Downie August 22, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    And responding.

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