My sweetheart went to the grocery store and bought chip dip. It wasn’t the kind in the plastic tub, it came in a glass jar. I was immediately suspicious. I come from the land of chip dip in a plastic tub. You know, the good stuff. Still, it was chip dip. How bad could it be
Surprisingly bad, it turns out. It had a weird taste to it, and a faintly greyish hue. And no, it wasn’t past its expiration date (I checked). Did I eat it? Some of it, but the rest got washed down the drain without a second thought. It was that bad.
I was just thinking about it and thinking to myself, if I never had that particular type of chip dip again I would be very happy. Then I thought about not ever having ANY chip dip again, and I was significantly less sure of my long-term happiness with that particular scenario. People do it, though. They give up all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons.
The most obvious reason to give up chip dip is that it’s a high-calorie, low nutrition food. It gives no bang for the buck, and only delivers woe. But it’s so darn good! It belongs on the list with chocolate and frappucinos.
Lots of calories and fat, virtually no nutritional value. These seem to be my favorite kinds of foods. *Sigh*
If I really committed to getting healthy, what would I be willing to give up? What would I cut back on? And for how long? When I cut out sweets, I tend to crave them less and less, until I get to a point where they aren’t really much of a problem. Until I give up and go back to them again, that is. Would I give up the salty snacks? Those are terrible for my blood pressure. I shouldn’t make this poor heart of mine work so hard.
So what could you give up? Or have you already made changes? What’s gone from your life in the name of a healthier you?