Kansas City Dietitian Takes a Trip Down D’ Nile or is it Denial?

 My used-to-be-good friend and used-to-be-staunch supporter Danny did not like yesterday’s blog.  He said that I implied that it was too late for anyone over the age of 40. 

I am here today to rectify this misunderstanding.  I am not only going to berate my friends and family under 40 I am also going to offend my used-to-be-friends over 40.   

Yes, it is time to get off the boat as you travel down D’Nile.  If you are 40 or younger and if you are 40 or over it is time to stop living in a state of denial.  If you

1)             Don’t exercise at the very least 3 times per week

2)             Don’t eat a wide variety of veggies every day

3)             Do overeat routinely

Then this message is for you. 

Stop it, or I‘ll bury you alive in a box. (See Bob Newhart’s counseling strategy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0lr63y4Mw&feature=related)

 Today is the very best day for you to begin to exercise and eat healthy foods.  If you have not exercised yet today, stop reading this and  walk around for 5 minutes. (5 minutes of exercise is better than no minutes.)

If you are reading this and have not eaten something blue, red, orange or  green, go to your kitchen and eat 1 prune, 1 cherry tomato, 1 carrot stick and 1 piece of broccoli.  See?  That was easy.  Baby steps.  (Another great therapist that I admire, is Dr. Leo Marvin,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Gkes9CDBk

So, to all of my used-to-be-friends that are either under or over 40, remember denial is not just a river in Egypt.  It is a state of being that will lead you toward many hours of sitting in waiting rooms. 

Are we still friends, Danny?

I hope you have a great weekend.  Rent the movie “What about Bob” and laugh the calories off.