I was having a conversation with someone about how awful instant food tastes, and how it makes no sense to me that people would eat that stuff when you can make real food that tastes good – just as fast, if not faster.
And even when it takes a little longer – fresh real stuff always tastes better.
Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies
Real hot chocolate
And homemade anything, pretty much, right? Soups, stews, spaghetti sauce, …
I have a girlfriend who used to make a red velvet cake. It was awesome. She doesn’t make it from scratch anymore 🙁 I guess it’s a real mess to make. I’ll tell you, the box stuff doesn’t come close.
Instant is never as good.
And then you see stories all of the time about people who became instantly wealthy, usually by winning the lottery. Most of them have nothing left within 5 years. But the people who have built their wealth over the years usually hold on to it. And even if they lost it, they have the skills to rebuild. What are your chances of winning the lottery – a second time?
Then, I saw an ad for an instant weight loss product. While it’s true that you can lose weight quickly, it never stays off using these products, and many times may cause health problems. I mean, how many times have you lost and put back on the same weight?
But the people who take a year to lose the weight usually keep it off. I’ve seen it time and time again.
I had a girlfriend who lost the weight by giving up dessert.
I lost the weight by eating healthier – making sure to get my fruits and vegetables in every day. I lost even more weight when I quit drinking.
Another girlfriend lost the weight by increasing her fruits and vegetables, and eating more throughout the day instead of doing all of her eating when she got home late at night.
My daughter found it easier to control her weight if she gave up pop.
Another lady I talk to lost the weight by increasing her vegetables and walking the mall everyday. She actually stopped walking everyday because she said she’s lost too much weight.
All of these are principles of healthy eating.
Just eat healthier and get a little exercise – and within a year – most people will level off to their natural body weight (of course, depending on how much weight you need to lose.) No dieting required.
And you don’t have to give up dessert! Just eat a piece of cake, not the whole cake 😉
It may not be instant, but it’s glorious in the long run.