The Guilt-Wracked Lemming


Healthy people can’t have it all.

Social Norms Say:

–you are supposed to eat sweets on holidays
–a good host serves somes unhealthy treats
–it’s rude to decline offered food
–you are ruining the party if you don’t drink
–you are “high maintenance” if you order off the menu
–it’s un-American to forego popcorn at the movies
–and so on.

Our Bodies Say:

–I was not designed to eat this way, but I can do it. HOWEVER there’s no avoiding the consequences to weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.

Our body don’t care that “everybody’s doing it” or “it’s a special occasion” or “it would be awkward not to.”

So we often have to choose between social consequences and health consequences. In my opinion, following the crowd these days is a lot like being a lemming. If you look at it that way, it’s easier to be the non-conformist.

So lose the guilt. Step out of the lemming-line!

Have a good week!


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