Eat The Fucking Ice Cream…


Last week a client in her 70s, prompted me about some changes she wished to make. She walks for an hour every morning before sunrise, works out with me 2 days per week, is a very good eater, but is concerned about the fat rolls over her hips.

I asked her bluntly what she needed to do to minimize her alleged fat rolls…

“Well, I should cut back on the wine, and maybe the ice cream” she said.

I asked her if she enjoyed the wine and ice cream…

“Of course, I do. The ice cream I can live without” she said, “but I’m not giving up the wine!”

We both chuckled. I reminded her that she’s teeny tiny, way ahead of the game for being in her mid-70s, and told her emphatically to eat the fucking ice cream, and to enjoy the wine.

I suggested that her alleged fat rolls were not visible to me, are not a health risk, and to make them go away would require a dietary sacrifice that isn’t consistent with enjoying her life.

And that’s where it ends for me these days, at least in my little world.

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Our food system has become increasingly complex, and outright sinister. It lures people in one direction, as asinine social expectations pull people in the opposite direction. This tearing apart of the human spirit has confused and corralled people into a pen of fear, frustration, and too often into a state of shame.

Whether you want to lose small pockets of fat from your hips or 100 lbs. from your frame, I encourage everyone to eat a little better and move a little more – just a little better and a little more, you will feel and function better for your efforts, and so too will those who depend on you… Jhciacb

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8 responses

  1. I am with you!!! As we age, it gets harder & harder & especially for women!!! I know this first hand & at 58 it started to get worse & at 59 I would have to eat like I am going into a competition to have the abs & all that I had at 55 when I was bitching then or even 57! If I had the money, I would do what Dr. J said & have the lipo because I already eat pretty clean & work out like crazy& it does get frustrating!

  2. Completely agree. As one who struggled for years with body image and disordered eating I am at a place of health and balance. That said, it’s still difficult to not be pulled into the often unrealistic expectations of society. Food is only guilt-full if we label it as such. As my grandmother always (still) says: moderation. Now I’m off to eat the effing Sees truffle and enjoy every bite…

    • Thanks for chiming in, Toni. It is VERY difficult not to get pulled into the expectation game, fitness trainers included. At the end of our lives, we won’t be judged the shape of our abs or how we look in our jeans. Be a good friend, son, daughter, parent, neighbor, etc. Enjoy the effing See’s 🙂

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