Body Reset- Nutella or Body Reset Diet Nutrition?

diet, dr gary arbuckle, Body Reset Diet Breakfast, Body Reset Diet Nutrition, healthy breakfast, Nutrition, nutritious eating, Nutritious Body Reset Diet, nutritious meals, Self Improvement, whole body healthI just saw a television commercial that was very disturbing.  The commercial shows children at breakfast time and they are very disappointed at their drab toast that they have to choke down for their morning meal.  I immediately thought, “Oh these poor kids!  Their life must be so terrible.  They have to eat toast for breakfast.  Life is just the absolute pits.”  And let’s face it; they have every reason to be in such a downer mood.  Their mom serves them toast for breakfast

Next, we get the message that mom just seems to be out of options at this point.  She literally has run out of ideas for breakfast and has nowhere to go and no one to turn to.  She has obviously run completely out of options if the kids are looking at toast for breakfast.  What is a mom to do?  Her kids are not eating their breakfast!

Well not to worry everyone.  She has suddenly come across the answer.  She has come up with a brilliant idea. Here is where the commercial goes from bad to horrible, and from horrible to insulting.  Pure insult.  I was offended on a deep level when I was watching this train wreck unfold right before my eyes.  They actually tried to have this idea of mom’s to somehow be what they call a “win-win”.

So, what is this magic thing that is going to turn this situation around and save the day?  Why it’s Nutella!  That’s right.  The fantastic idea that this mom came up with is to serve Nutella on toast for breakfast.  What? How is this a good idea?  Knowing that this is the reaction of everyone that has a brain, two eyes, and is breathing, the commercial makes an attempt to take us over to the dark side.

Here is the pitch/reason/excuse…or whatever you want to call it.  The mom goes on to tell us the upside to Nutella.  What are the positives of Nutella you ask?  Well, mom says that it is made with what can only be described as the jackpot of nutrition:  Real hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of cocoa.

This lady just tried to sell me on the fact that because Nutella has in it hazelnut, milk, and chocolate, it is somehow good for you.  No, the commercial does not come out and say that Nutella is “part of this nutritious breakfast”.  She doesn’t even say that it is “part of this complete breakfast”.  She tells me that it is “wholesome”.  She uses the word wholesome.  I looked up the definition of wholesome and found out that it means:  1. Conductive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being, and 2.  Conductive to or promotion moral well-being.  Can someone please tell me how?

Just to reinforce the fact that I am not necessarily against to Nutella, I went to the cabinet, and got out the jar of Nutella.  As I glanced at the ingredients, I noticed that in a serving of Nutella, it was basically two things, fat and sugar.  Needless to say, I was crestfallen.  It was a big blow in my hopes in finding something that was low in sugar and balanced in it’s macronutrients.

Not giving up, and giving this mom on TV the benefit of the doubt, I went to the micro-nutrients to see if they were loaded with natural occurring vitamins and minerals that I somehow didn’t know existed in this thing called the hazelnut.

Well, needless to say, I was devastated once again.  I found that it contains 0% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, and a whopping 4% Calcium and Iron.  No other nutrients were listed.  I don’t think they forgot to tell us anything about all the other vitamins and minerals that were not listed on the label.  I’m going to go out on a limb and conclude that there simply are no other nutrients that need to be listed because Nutella has no other nutritional value to it.

I would have laughed, but it was just too pitiful.  It was frightening to see.  Let me say again at this point and I’m sure everyone can agree with me that Nutella is just about the most delicious spread you can ever enjoy.  It is amazingly tasty.  I do enjoy it once in a while.

Let me be perfectly clear.  My problem is not with Nutella.  The problem is how they are advertising Nutella.  My problem is with the whole attitude, approach, and mindset of everyone involved.  Please don’t try and tell me that it’s a wonderful wholesome product that should be consumed every morning for breakfast and that somehow it not only tastes good, but is somehow “suggestive of good health and physical well-being”.  It’s not!  It’s a treat.  It’s dessert.  It’s not breakfast.  It is not balanced in it’s macronutrients and has little to no value in it’s micro-nutrients.  It’s not a “win-win” for everybody involved.  It’s actually a “lose-lose”.

It’s a loss for the kids because they have started the day off on the wrong foot.  They have just gone all night without food and now they are going to put in their bodies something that is full of empty calories.  It’s a loss for mom, because now she has either given up on life or has no idea in the world what is good for her kids to eat.

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Body Reset Weight Loss Means Commitment

Body Reset Diet Commitment, Body Reset Program Determination, Health and Nutrition Commitment, Positive Diet Affirmation, Self ImprovementCommitment to your health and nutrition is just that, a commitment.  It’s like a marriage.  If you are married, you have gone thru some sort of ceremony before family, friends, religious authorities, legal authorities, etc.  You have confessed to everyone there that you are entering a commitment.  In other words, you are going to do what you say you are going to do.  Everyone is a witness to it as well.  Everyone there sees you do it, hears you do it, and is supposed to hold you do it.

That sounds a lot like any commitment, especially one to yourself when you decide to improve your health.  I think it’s a good idea…when you are ready…to make a commitment to your health and then confess that commitment to your friends and family.  That way, you will get the support you need in times when your commitment is not as strong.  They are there to strengthen your commitment and resolve.

It would be very awkward in a marriage ceremony if the one performing the ceremony asks if you will do the things you say you are going to do, and your response is, “I’ll try!”  The pastor asks you if you will be faithful to your spouse and you respond and say, “I’ll try.”  How silly would that be?  How silly would you look? Everyone in the entire room would look at you and then look at one another and say, “This guy has no chance.”  “There’s no way this guy is going to make it.”

It’s bad enough that over half don’t follow thru with an affirmative “I do.”  So if you respond with, “I’ll try”, I’m going to say that you have about 95% chance of failing.  Well, it’s been said that those attempting a weight loss program have a 95% failure rate.  I’d say that it’s because when they start their journey, they are starting with the “I’ll try” mentality.

This is WRONG!!  You have to be totally committed.  If you were sitting at a poker table, you would take your whole stack of chips and push everything to the center of the table and declare with a confident voice that is full of assurance, “I AM ALL IN”.  There is no turning back.  There is no second guessing.  There is no half way.  There is no, “changing the rules to how it best fits me”.  There is only one way you approach a nutrition and weight loss program…with total and complete assurance and confidence that you are going to stick to it no matter what.

My wife loves to tell everyone that I was as white as a ghost the day of our wedding.  I don’t know if it’s true or not.  I don’t remember looking into a mirror the whole day.  I don’t remember being nervous.  I remember feeling happy, excited, and looking forward to a much better life than the one I currently had.  I was about to commit to something and someone that would better me as a person.  Look at this new adventure the same way.  In the end, if you honor the commitment you make, it will be well worth it and odds are you will be very happy you did it.

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