Observe and Learn

corn-chips.jpgA member of my family is on a doctor-recommended diet to lose weight and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Basically, the doctor told this person to avoid all white foods: white bread, sugar, and potatoes. It's a simplified version of the low-glycemic, South Beach-style of eating.

Old habits die hard, though. When meat and potatoes are on the menu for decades, it's hard to switch to green vegetables and whole grains. Heck, it takes a whole lot of education to even get to the point where you can reliably identify which foods are healthy and which are not.

We all have to start somewhere.

And I've seen my relative start. Instead of a grabbing the whole bag of potato chips to munch on during the movie we watched, this person took a small handful of corn chips and never went back upstairs for seconds.

Sure, corn chips, made with refined corn, may not be as healthy a choice as whole-grain popcorn, but like I said: we all have to start somewhere.

I'm always glad to see someone start.

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