Do you practice what you preach?

I was asked this recently by a friend*

*a nice person, but someone who clearly doesn’t know me that well because that kind of question would never come from someone who has seen me choffing ice-cream on the beach.

We were talking about food (as I often seem to end up doing) and they very seriously asked:

“Do you practice what you preach?”

Which struck me as an odd question and it hit me hard. In the gut. Like the thwack of a kipper.

So I answered, with a very serious face:

“No, of course not”.

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Don’t ‘try’ to eat better.

How often do you say the phrase:  ‘I am trying to …… (quit sugar) (eat less) (lose weight) (drink less coffee)’?

(whatever might be relevant to you)

I know how it is: we want to be doing something good for our health, so we do our best to ditch the stuff that we feel might be causing us problems.

But, you know, LIFE gets in the way.

Someone in the office has a birthday, so they bring in cake.

You get invited to a conference, and they have nibbles.

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