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Born To Run (And Eat Carbs)

Bruce Springsteen (known as “The Boss”) has had and still has a prolific music career.  He is an originator of “Heartland Rock” which is a genre combining mainstream rock music with poetic and socially conscious lyrics that tell a narrative about working-class American life.  He has sold over 71 millions albums (when albums were a thing) and is clearly one of the best-selling music artists of all time.  The Boss was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and over the course of his career, 20 Grammy Awards and one Academy Award.

My favorite Springsteen song:  BORN TO RUN.  This song was included in the album of the same name. The song took over 6 months to write and when released in 1975, became a megahit.  The song’s lyrics refer to a number of circumstances in his native New Jersey.

Bringing the song to the weight control arena:  Yes, “The Boss” may feel that we are “Born To Run”, but “The Posner” believes strongly that we are “Born To Eat Carbs”.  What I am referring to: Our hormonal, chemical and physiological makeups are instinctually wired to have us craving/seeking carbohydrates and sugars.  Let’s all face it:  What tastes better: A celery stick or a piece of cheesecake?  A candy bar or broccoli?  A hot fudge sundae or hard boiled egg?

Successful long-term weight control requires us to rise above these instinctually driven “forces” and instead, follow a dietary plan mostly composed of protein and vegetables.  The help of medications and supplements may make this easier but even then, these biochemical-induced cravings are difficult to ward off, especially for women during certain times of their cycles.

So, yes, we are “Born To Run” but we also need to be cognizant that we are ‘Born To Eat Carbs”.  If we are able to RUN more and eat carbs LESS, our journey to shed that weight will be a successful one.

And now, put those tee shirts and jeans on and enjoy Springsteen’s “Born To Run” (Sorry that it is taking me so long to come out with my “Born To Eat Carbs song.) 

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