Get Fit! It’s time to act like kids again.

As I was munching on some Gold Fish and looking at the serving size (55 bit size pieces for 140 calories), I thought “we’d all be a lot skinnier if we acted like children“. I don’t know what happens to us as we grow up, but as soon as we supersize our bodies, we feel the need to supersize our food, our spending – and pretty much everything and anything we do – yet we minimize our activity.

What happened to our childlike ways and childlike tastes? As kids we thought a Happy Meals was awesome. Now we want massive meals that scream “I am an adult and I can eat what I want and how much I want“. When we got bored, we figured out ways to entertain ourselves instead of going looking for ways to be entertained. Now we eat, drink, spend and watch stuff for entertainment – rarely actually ‘doing’ anything. Essentially, we do less and eat more.

Let’s look at America’s #1 childhood favorite: McDonalds. A Happy Meal with diet coke is 530 calories or a 4 piece chicken Happy Meal with diet coke is 420. Yet, if you get an adult combo meal, like a quarter pounder with cheese, large fry and a large coke, is 1,320 calories. BIG difference! And there is another big difference – you aren’t going to run around the McDonald’s playground for a half hour afterwards.

Like it or not, you need to start acting like a kid again! You need to get your old-fart lame butt up off the couch, or off the computer, and PLAY! You need to eat smaller meals and think of other ways to entertain yourself rather than eat more and do less. It’s time to act like kids again!


About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on November 3, 2011, in Diet & Nutrition Tips, Healthy Priorites, Motivational, PFIT TIPS, PFOCUS, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. yes to acting like a kid in previous years…not the kid of 2011 who sits and does nothing, only exercise they get are their fingers via texting…. when i was a kid (way back then…) we used to leave house in morning, run in the fields, woods, skateboard, bike, and not come home til it was time to eat dinner…..hmmm wish I could just take off and not come home til dinner now…but I’m still out running (sadly along 6-8 lane streets and not in the woods/fields) but still moving…still going….

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