Diet. This word puts the fear of God into some of us. I dislike, with a passion, dieting. As soon as I say I am going on a diet and will cut out this food, that food and the other food, I immediately crave all of those particular foods. The trouble is, most of us think of diet as a verb, a doing word, as in, “I am going on a diet”.
However, diet is also a noun and refers to what we eat, how much and when? It is the kinds of food we eat on a regular basis.
(An aside: I went into a small grocery store this week to buy some soda water/club soda/sparkling water. I couldn’t find any on the shelves so I asked. “Hmm,” said the clerk, “we don’t sell that, only flavoured soda”. “Plain water?” “Nope, don’t sell that either.” The flavoured soda to which the clerk refered was all the sugared/diet etc types of soda – what I call ‘pop’. On closer inspection, the grocery store had a tiny fresh food section – fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, no fish – the rest of the store was taken up with processed, refined foods, prepackaged whole meals etc.
I am not saying this is wrong; I am suggesting that we can do better. And that is where the 2016 Lurong Living Championship Challenge comes in. (by Joanna)
“…it combines diet, fitness, lifestyle, and accountability in a fun and engaging nationwide competition. This is where good intentions, dreams, and aspirations are given life and the opportunity to be fulfilled.”