So...it pains me to say this. America is fat and there is a reason for it. I'm posting this here because it leads into what I want to say.
My parents came out for a week of vacation to meet their newest granddaughter and I was super excited. We just don't get to see them often as my mom is now 85 and my dad is 81 so they have slowed down quite a bit and they live W A Y over there in Texas
I'm getting there
My dad retired somewhat early and he's one of those that retired and sat down in that "retirement rocking chair" and never really got back up. I tell you this because both he and my Uncle, who just passed this summer, were EXCELLENT baseball players and so much so that my Uncle had a chance to play for the Detroit Tigers but duty called and he had to serve in Viet Nam serving a higher calling. My dad probably could have played at the professional level as well, MAYBE but got married and well...had me
So not a bad deal for me!
So here we are current day on this trip. My dad is forever "going on a diet" and watching him this trip, it REALLY occurred to me that it's not a diet he needs! He indeed needs to loose 50 lbs for sure but what HE NEEDS and PROBABLY TONS of other people that are fat and obese, which he is not thankfully...yet anyway
is a CHANGE IN EATING HABITS!!!! This man eats NON STOP, he goes from one think to the next. I sat and watched him wipe of 3/4 of a tub of Kettle corn BEFORE we ate dinner for which my wife made HUGE Ribeye steak, baked potatoes, also HUGE, green beans and homemade apple sauce which was THE BEST I'VE ever had, my wife done did good
My father cleaned his plate after that and STILL had ice cream for desert...I split one steak and baked potato with my spousal unit and it was all I could do eat that.
It's just crazy to me that people can't see what they are doing to themselves. I guess in a way it's like an addiction of sorts. It's awkward to say something but I have and I always get the " I know, I know". It's just sad to see especially in the family when you know what they had in their past and you know what they could be.
CHANGE THOSE EATING HABITS....you won't need a diet
I like my beverages as well my snacks BUT both are well maintained and controlled