“People say that dieting is as simple as doing the math, but I was never very good at math.”
I was not the best with math, but I was an expert at Tetris. That was the reason they had us buy the fancy calculators in high school calculus, right? To keep us entertained when the +’s & –‘s start to make your brain hurt. (My TI-83 Plus may or may not still be sitting on my desk as I type now…)
To say a “diet” is as simple as making the +’s & –‘s balance may be the understatement of the year. If that were the case, we wouldn’t have more than 30% of the U.S. population struggling with obesity.
First, I can’t emphasize enough, “It’s Not All About the Calories”. Those calories can come creeping for all sorts of reasons. Not to mention, when the calorie-count doesn’t quite add up…
How can this be a little easier? Maybe not perfect, but still effective. My recommendation: Practice your Tetris game (seemed to work well in the past!).
- Tetris has different levels, some slower than others. Slow down your eating. Give yourself plenty of time to feel full.
- Tetris also has different shapes, some fitting better in one place than others. Some food choices fit better with others on your plate.
- Tetris allows you to flip and flop the shape around. Change things up. Variety with food is a wonderful thing. Squares, rectangles, and L’s, mix it up.
It sure helps to have one of those fancy calculators to make dieting “as simple as doing the math”.