I am a fan of Jillian Michaels and have been doing her workouts for the last few months. When I stick to watching my calories and exercising, I do see results. I am a Facebook friend of Jillian Michaels, and recently she posted a detailed message about a meal plan that she has sponsored, which is apparently a bit expensive. She defended herself in her post, because she has been getting a lot of negative comments about the cost, by saying that weight loss does not have to be expensive. (This is supposed to be gourmet organic food.) She suggested that you could check out her cookbook from the
library, or use the diet plans she has provided on the web, free of charge.
There was various comments, but the one that caught my attention was a poster who replied, “Do the math: a skinless chicken breast which serves two costs $4.99. A loaf of bread and bologna which serves eight is $4.99. Poor people can’t lose weight.”
This made me shake my head a bit ruefully, because I used to defend my own bad eating habits in the same manner. After all, a double cheeseburger at McDonald’s cost a dollar. A dollar! What “healthy” food can you get for that? Yes, it is a bit more challenging, both financially and takes more time to plan and execute. Sometimes it is so much easier to just go through a drive-thru and get a bag of grease! I know, I’ve been there, too.
And I’ve also been there with the copouts. Yes, it does cost a bit more to eat better. A fresh piece of corn is about fifty cents, when you can get a can for seventy, and feed more. Bottom line, if you want to lose weight, if you want to eat healthy, you can find a way. I am on WIC, and it wasn’t until we started that that we really began eating fresh fruits and veggies. We have been incorporating them into all our meals, not only because it’s healthier, but because we like the way they taste.
Once and for all let’s toss the excuses and focus on leading more active, healthier lives. For us, and for our children.