Before the recent election, political analysts referred to Ohio being Mr Obama’s “firewall”. The idea being if he won Ohio, he would have a good chance of getting the result he wanted. This isn’t a political blog, but the firewall concept can be usefully applied to your diet.
Your diet firewall is a simple habit (or habits) you always use to allow your health to fall into place. A solid firewall prevents outside forces, like holidays, from upending your diet. Or your hopes of reelection.
My firewall is three rules from which I rarely waiver:
- No junk food in the house. I’ve discussed this before. But it’s importance bears repeating.
- Plan my meals. Another oft repeated mantra. Plan healthy, prep healthy, and you’ll eat healthy.
- Your stomach is the size of fist, portion accordingly. After a meal you’re supposed to feel comfortable and sated, not bloated and full.
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