Bacon vs Green Juice: Have You Seen What 2,000 Calories Looks Like?

 

The day after Thanksgiving is Roto-Rooter’s busiest day of the year, unclogging thousands of drains and garbage disposals of dinner prep and clean-up from the festive night before. 

Wow. 

Ok. So you followed some of my tips last week and you survived Thanksgiving.

As you could tell, many of those tips are good for everyday eating.

And they’re all preventative.

Because you don't want to wake up one day to clothes that don't fit.

We all love food and I’m a big foodie myself.

And I hate hearing about what I can’t or shouldn’t eat.

But here’s what I learned-

If you eat a lot more of what’s good for you, you can STILL eat what you want.

You’ll just naturally eat less of the “bad stuff.”

And soon, you’ll find yourself subconsciously reaching for the good stuff.

I’ll explain.

Let’s take a look at the 2,000 calorie diet.

Have you seen what 2,000 calories looks like?

(It’s way less food than you might think.)

IHOP Classic Skillet, with sausage (1,880); orange juice (110).

IHOP Classic Skillet, with sausage (1,880); orange juice (110).

Remember- 2,000 calories is roughly the amount you need in a DAY.

So while some of you may think, mmmm those look delicious.

If you ate all your calories for breakfast..

Think about how delicious your own hand might look by late evening.

Here’s the veggie equivalent of just a single slice of bacon:

(picture credit: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai)

(picture credit: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai)

Whoa.

That’s like a whole big bottle of green juice right there.

Now imagine how full you'd feel eating 25 stalks of celery.

You probably can't even imagine finishing them.

Get my drift yet?

So here’s what I propose.

You should start practicing this right now.

Fill up on the good stuff before you indulge.

Ok. How?

Eat what you’re supposed to at the beginning of meals.

For most of us, eat those greens first.

Green juice counts.

It’s that simple.

- Herman


Actually, there might be a little more..

I lay it all out, step-by-step, in a new Juice Secrets series to show you how to get your eating on track. Also, it’s free and you’ll get tons more practical shortcuts you can use.