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There are certain food items that require zero “work” for us to eat.  As an example, driving through a fast food restaurant, ordering a big burger, fries and drink and then proceeding to eat/drink the meal while driving requires very little “work”.   Opening a box of pizza while watching a football game and chowing down on a bunch of slices requires very little “work”.

This entry was prompted by an experience my wife and I had yesterday.  A friend gifted us with two whole lobsters, uncooked, and we decided to prepare this for lunch yesterday.  After boiling the lobsters, the “work” truly began.  We did not have the exact right utensils for cutting the shells, so we resorted to using scissors.  After doing a considerable amount of “worK’, we were left with not so much lobster meat.  However, it tasted great and most certainly was compatible with Phase 1 of the SP Plan.

Whether it be hard shell crabs, crab legs or similar “work for your food” experiences, clearly, these food choices will most likely be much more compatible with a high protein/low carb dietary approach.  Cooking out on your grill and preparing a protein dish for the crock pot are other examples of “working for your food”.  And I am NOT including the backing of bread, cookies or cakes all of which require work, but the end results will not be helpful for your weight control goals.

With our lives being so hectic with numerous responsibilities and time commitments, it is much more convenient to not “work” for your food.  However, the more work you do, the better chances exist for long-term weight control success.