Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Did bread make me fat?

I'm still fat, but when I was fatter several well intentioned people blamed certain foods for my fatness. My uncles told me, “You're eating too much bread." My mom suggested, “Too many sweets!" But I rarely heard the truth: I was eating too much food. Period. With the exception of my grandfather, who would often remind me that if he was able to quit smoking, I should be able to quit eating. So I'm done blaming the carbs or villifying red meat. No one food is the enemy. As long as I diversify my diet and maintain a solid balance between carbohydrates, protein, and, fat (in the appropriate portions), I should have no problem losing the next 8 pounds and getting to 230.