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My grandfather used to say "if you want to lose weight, push away from the dinner table". My parents taught me about "calories in/ calories out" and the nutritional value of carbs, proteins, and fats to create a well-balanced diet. In fact, my Mom was a nutritionist and introduced all kinds of foreign meals to us as a kid. Have you ever had 'beef heart meatloaf'? It actually tastes worse than it sounds.
It is ironic that each generation is more informed about nutrition than the last but at the same time each generation is getting fatter especially here in the USA. Calorie rich food today is more accessible today than ever before. Yet, while most folks know what good nutritious food is and what is just empty calories, many of us still eat the junk. Applying what you know to what you do is where it gets hard. Getting into the mentality that food is fuel not pleasure is even harder.