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    Confession: MOST times I just want the spaghetti instead of the squash.

    Spaghetti squash, that is.

    You know, you substitute spaghetti squash for spaghetti pasta noodles and it tastes exactly the same, right?…WRONG.  It doesn’t taste the same.  Because it’s NOT the same.  It’s a vegetable, not a pasta.  And although it’s a dang good substitute {and extremely yummy}, I’d rather go into it knowing that it doesn’t taste the same.  Or have the same texture.  Or smell.  Or yummy starchy goodness.  Don’t lie to me & pretend it’s “exactly the same!”

    I actually do love spaghetti squash.  I love using it with meat & Alfredo sauce made out of cauliflower {ha!  this is actually one I prefer!}, and roasted with a bit of butter & salt & pepper.  It’s obviously a great choice-check out the nutrition comparison!

    But, I like being aware that I’m choosing what I want MOST {weight loss, good health, light feeling stomach} over what I really want NOW {delicious heavy carbs, preferably smothered in butter & sauces}. Spaghetti-Squash-vs-Spaghetti-1in10This is something I discuss with my clients on an almost daily basis.  We have to be willing to give up what we want now to get what we want most.  Yes our program will get you to your goals.  No, the food will not taste like the food you’ve been eating because it’s very healthy & is a short-term tool to help you learn long-term habits.  Choosing what you want most over what you want now looks different for everyone, but may include one or more of the following:

    -Going to bed at 10 instead of staying up to watch one more episode on Netflix
    -Eating things you don’t want
    -Not eating things you DO want
    -Drinking water instead of soda or alcohol
    -Exercising instead of crashing when you get home after a long day’s work {or first thing in the morning or late at night}
    -Spending time in self development instead of playing candy crush

    I’m not saying there isn’t a place for birthday cake, Netflix shows, late night dates, and a night out with friends.  But, if you really want what you say you want, you will have to choose what you want most over what you want now on a daily basis to get it.  Make the choice once.  Then make it again the next time.  Soon it gets easier and becomes second nature.

    Then, before you know it, what you want now IS what you want most.  Like the fact that I now always choose spaghetti squash over pasta & every night in maintenance I choose a Medifast brownie over any other dessert…because it’s yummy AND it supports what I want most.  Go after it!  And as always, call me if you need help.
    [And for an awesome resource on substituting the better choices for the wanted choices, check out this post.  Image via there, as well.]


1 Response to Now vs. Most

  • Maggie wrote on March 12, 2014 at 9:40 // Reply

    Such great thoughts on deciding what you want most vs. now. It was good inspiration for me today!


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