Knowledge vs Implementation

Shot out of a canon! Which of these foods are good for?

  • Pop-tarts
  • Broccoli
  • Pudding
  • Chicken Breast
  • Oreos
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Pancakes
  • Potatoes
  • Muffins
  • Almonds
  • Spinach
  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Olive Oil
  • Steak
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Coffee

There are 20 foods on the list, how many of them did you get right? I'm willing to bet the majority. Just so we're all clear, here is how I break that list down.

Good

Broccoli, chicken breast, eggs, butter, potatoes, almonds, spinach, olive oil, steak, water, coffee.

Bad

Pop-tarts, pudding, Oreos, flour, pancakes, muffins, pasta, cereal, soda.

So why are people still eating like shit? You literally, and I actually mean LITERALLY, could ask anyone to take this quiz and they will get it more than 80% correct. A few things on there are still misunderstood by the public (whole eggs, real butter, pasta, and flour) and at least some people will have differing views on coffee.

But, on the whole, people KNOW what foods are considered healthy and what foods are generally un-healthy.

So why do people still eat like shit?

Because knowing something is easy. But implementing that something, especially if it's not new/fun/sexy/orgasmic, is harder than shoving a ping-pong ball up a woodpeckers ass.

The next post of this series will be posted on Wednesday. Between now and then I want you to make a list of everything you eat. Start two separate notes on your fancy pants smart phone, one labeled "Good" and the other labeled "Bad".

You have a two-part homework assignment. Part one, every time you eat or drink something I want you to ask yourself which list it belongs on, and then put it there. Don't over think it, go with your first thought.

Part two, share the foods you're the most unsure about and tell us what category you decided to put them in.

Share these in the comments so, as a family, we can all help each other out.

Cannon