The Tale Of The Supermarket Cyclops
By Jeremy Reeves
I walked down the aisle of a local supermarket, picking up a few healthy items to eat during the week. I turn up the dairy aisle trying not to be tempted by the fabulous displays of food that would plant fat on my body faster than sitting around eating bon-bons all day watching TV. And then it happened...
As I rounded the corner, it stared me straight in the eye. The Supermarket Cyclops! With her cart literally filled to the top with nothing but desserts and fried food, she looked at me and my cart filled with nothing but healthy, nutritious meals and scurried down the aisle, picking up even more dessert and fried foods as she went.
Did she notice frozen vegetables, the Weight Watchers meals or the frozen bags of chicken? Of course not, because she's the supermarket cyclops!
Her eyes are only set on one thing - junk food. And her body showed it. Weighing an easy 275lbs, her arteries no doubt blocked like a clogged drain, she cared about nothing else but getting that sugar-high. All she wanted was to go home, put the frozen, fried chicken fingers in the microwave and dish out a huge serving of ice cream and Klondike bars. And off she went into the abyss, her cart full of fried food and desserts...never to be seen again.
Ok so maybe I'm not the best fiction storyteller in the world, but I think you get my point. This actually happened to me a few weeks ago and I just wanted to point something out. When I go to the supermarket, I can literally tell you who's fat or not fat just by seeing their cart. It doesn't even matter if the person is standing anywhere near it or not - I don't have to see them.
It's kind of funny to me that people "can't understand" why they're overweight, yet their shopping carts are filled with 50% food that's going to make them fatter. Or in this lady's case - 100%! I'm not joking about that either. She had easily $60 worth of ice cream, frozen candy bars, Klondike bars (and similar things - I'm not familiar with the names) and fried foods. The only thing besides desserts and fried food she had was a bag of cat food. That's it. And she probably goes home wondering why she's 150 pounds overweight!
Now for most people it's not this extreme, but the next time you're in the grocery store, just take a look for yourself. You'll notice that a skinny person is going to have at least 75% healthy foods in their cart, while overweight people will have 75% unhealthy foods in there cart.
Hmm... Is it really that easy? Umm, yes - it is! Fill your cart with healthy, low calorie/high nutrient density foods and exercise = you'll be lean. Fill your cart with fried foods, desserts, highly processed foods and refined sugars and (exercise or not) = you'll be fat.
I don't know about you, but that doesn't really sound like rocket science to me. Sure there are a few things you can do to "boost" your fat loss or to drop those last 10 pounds, but if you're 50 pounds overweight the only thing you should even be thinking about is... eat healthy foods and exercise.
Trust me, the weight will come off. Don't make the "I have bad genes" excuse because in the real world, about 1 in 500-1000 people honestly have genes that are making them fat no matter what they do. Yet 65/100 Americans are overweight. To me that just doesn't add up right.