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since I started 4-H, I have been enthralled with health and healthy
food choices. Itís much more exciting to buy the healthier option
than the high-fat foods. In my 4-H book, it recommends we choose low
fat milk instead of whole milk. Whole milk, sadly, is my preference
and I donít know if I could live without it. Anyway, there are many
things that Iím interested in which would reduce our fat, calorie,
and sugars, such as artificial sweeteners.
My family, on the other
hand, doesnít believe in substituting things. They believe in
abstaining from overindulgence. Itís not Splenda that makes cereal
healthy and delicious-itís the fruit you put on top. As a young
child, Iíd never fathomed that people would even consider putting
sugar on fruit. Even now I think itís simply ridiculous. And sugar
on cereal- absurd! The sugar just dissolves in the milk.
Even though I more actively pursue
healthy eating habits, I think my parents are right on, as well.
Nutrition is a truly intriguing thing that I think we should all
believe in. But, we donít have to be crazy about it!
Evidentially my parents are right,
because even before I became health conscious, weíve stayed skinny.
And have you ever noticed that the people who are nuts about
calories are all overweight? Something to think about. Below are the
things we do to keep fit.
1. Weíre anything but sedentary! We
exercise all the time. Taking a walk, doing yoga, snowshoeing and
exercising to an exercise tape is how we stay fit in winter.
And who cares if a slim person gains a little weight over the
holidays? It will all burn off over the summer. Weíre always active
during summer - who isnít?
2. It seems we only drink soft drinks during summer, and
occasionally over winter. Itís an extra special treat to drink soft
drinks in our family! And whatís sweeter than a treat?
3. If you want to know the truth, I believe I could eat and eat and
eat and not become overweight. I don't know why!