Being in the health club and fitness industries all my life, I must have heard every excuse ever invented for why people eat the wrong things or "fall off the wagon:"
"I was traveling."
"I didn't have anything else with me."
"I had to eat airline food."
"The only place to eat was McDonalds."
"It would be rude to turn the food down because I was a dinner guest." "It was the only thing on the menu." "I couldn't help myself.. .I had a major craving." "I was starving - I had to eat something."
This is just a small sampling of the reasons I've heard for why people don't eat what they know they should eat. The fact is, there are no good reasons, only excuses, because you always have choices. Even if you're eating at a fast food restaurant, you still have choices, don't you? You can have a chicken salad instead of fried chicken nuggets. Even when it appears that you have no choice at all, you still have a choice: You can choose how much food you're going to eat. It's better to have a small serving of something bad than a large serving of something bad. The nutritional value might be poor, but at least you're obeying the law of calorie balance.
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