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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Ask Katie - For my Co-Workers

G: What is less fattening for breakfast from the cafeteria - a hash brown or a slice of cake?

Katie: What do you mean by less fattening - contains less fat or will make you fatter?

G: What will make you fatter?

Katie: Well it depends (my favourite answer). If I had to eat one of the two I would go for the hash brown.

The high fat content would slow down the digestion of carbs would keep my blood sugar stable. The hash brown would satisfy me for much longer than the cake. The cake is full of flour and sugar which would cause a sugar spike and crash. I would be hungry soon after which means I'd eat more for the rest of the day. For other people, the sugar might not make them react the same way so ... it depends.


R: What use is having a six pack under your clothes when no-one knows it's there?

Katie: It is like wearing sexy underwear. No one else knows, but it makes you feel sexy, confident and gorgeous all day!

S: How do you manage to have the willpower to train every day?

Katie: Why do you think it takes willpower?

S: Because I have to drag myself out of bed to go for a run and I hate it.

Katie: How long have you been doing that for?

S: Over a year

Katie: Wow - you have much more willpower than I'll ever have. I never even think about it. I just get up and do it - it's a habit. Every day for a year - you are amazing!

S: Oh not every day - only three times a week.

Katie: Well, there lies the problem. You can't get into a habit if you only do it 3 days a week. Go for a run that is half the length of your normal run 21 days in a row and see if you end up just doing it out of habit. Of course, if you still HATE it, find something else to do that you love. Life is to short to be miserable ...


  1. No foods are really fattening. If you eat more than your body requires and if the environment is right (high insulin) you will store body fat.