Blueberries.  You can pretty much eat as many blueberries as you can afford to buy, and they will be good for you!

But let’s say I pictured a bag of chips instead.  You can’t really have an all you can eat chip fest and get the same results as chowing a bucket of blueberries.

Being healthy isn’t about dieting.  It’s about knowing what to eat and what to toss.  Choosing wisely.

The real battle happens in the grocery store.  What you put in your cart will end up in your mouth and then on your hips.  It’s really too bad it works that way but it does.

When I was trying to lose my baby weight, I had a saying “It’s all about access.” If there were Oreos around, I would eat them.  If all I could find was celery, I would eat that.  If you make only good foods available to you at home, guess what?  That’s what you’ll eat.

Don’t count on willpower.  Willpower works when you’re full but it crumbles when you’re hungry.  Instead fill your pantry with healthy food so when you are hungry, you’ll reach for something nutritious.  Say it to yourself when you’re in the grocery store…I’m looking for something nutritious and delicious!

Arlene Pellicane

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