Can Combinations Be Broken?

Baby Boomers can fill in the blanks but I would bet most Millennials Cannot:

Seals and ___________
Simon and __________
Hall and _______________
Abbott and ____________
Sonny and _____________

Okay, first the answers: Croft, Garfunkel, Oates, Costello, Cher. Now, what does any of this have to do with weight control? Here goes: There are certain food combinations that we have been ingrained with, such as:

Hamburger and FRIES
Meatballs and SPHAGETTI
Cheese and MACORONI
Peanut butter and JELLY

There are many other traditional food combinations that may offer one element (the protein) being favorable to your weight control efforts and the other component (the carbohydrate) not. We are not used to ordering “hamburger and broccoli” or “meatballs and asparagus”, but it is quite easy to substitute a more “healthy” choice as part of the duo simply by ordering this at a restaurant or preparing the “better” combination at home.

There are a number of “traditional combinations” that need to be broken up during your long-term weight control journey. Divorcing the fries from the burger won’t cost you any legal fees.

 

Author
Dr. Robert Posner One of the world’s leading medical weight loss researchers, Robert Posner, MD, operates his state-of-the-art weight loss clinic, Serotonin Plus, in the heart of Burke, Virginia, in the suburban Washington area.

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