Myth Busted: All Thin People Are Just “Lucky”
June 23, 2010 § 3 Comments
I was in the break room at work heating up my lunch and one of my co-workers started eye-balling my meal. It’s nothing exciting: half a can of high fiber Chicken Tuscan soup (Progresso), a cup of fresh blueberries and a serving of multigrain chips (The Whole Earth, Spicy Nacho). She then proceeded to tell me that she has heard so many people say something about how lucky other people are to be thin and when she looks at me and then sees what I eat for lunch on a regular basis, she better understands the meaning of “you are what you eat”. It was like a lightbulb went on in her head and revealed to her the misconceptions that all thin people are just naturally thin.
I took this as a compliment because I make a real effort to eat well and in moderation, and, of course, to work out. I can tell a difference if I start eating out for most of my meals or if I buy food at the store that isn’t quite as healthy (like some of the frozen meals out there which are downright scary!). There has to be a balance between working out and eating right and that takes work. If I can lead by example by eating a healthy lunch, then bring it on! I’m going to keep doing what I’ve been doing and hope that other people see the light like my co-worker did today.