Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened At Chipotle

One of our clients, Michelle S. was at Chipotle to get lunch. She was behind two gentleman and she couldn't avoid hearing their conversation.

They were talking about how unhealthy Chipotle was. Now granted Chipotle may not be ideal but you very well CAN leave with a pretty healthy meal. Now these two gentleman were severely overweight. Michelle S. has already lost 40lbs and she still has more to go, so she's not one to look down on people who are over weight. The only reason their weight mattered was because of how they defined healthy. Healthy was just based on whether the food will help you lose weight. That's all, if it did, its healthy, if it didn't it's not. That's a very poor definition of health but let's continue.

Their basis on Chipotle being unhealthy was that, since Chipotle had so many meats, and meat being the reason people gained weight, that's why they deemed it unhealthy. This is actually common talk you hear in the Hollywood area.

They further discussed how hard it is to lose weight, and how it keeps coming back. They decided to give Chipotle a shot because they heard they added tofu to the menu.

So one ordered a salad, with tofu, sour cream, double cheese, beans, corn, salsa, rice, fajita vegetables, and guacamole.

The other ordered 2 burritos, with no tofu, but double beans, double cheese, corn, salsa, sour cream, rice, fajita vegetables, and guacamole.

Hopefully they only drank water with the meal.

Now I said you CAN eat healthy at Chipotle and you can even lose weight with their food. But this is not the way to do it. Michelle S. actually ate a lot of Chipotle on her 40lb run.

Its easy to eat poorly, when you deem something as "bad." Meaning if meat is the bad thing in this scenario, then everything else in comparison seems good. This is often the mindset of over-weight vegetarians. They mistakenly labeled the chicken or beef or pork as the bad menu items, they didn't have the proper perspective to see all the poor food choices they were making.

I don't know how many alcoholics, drug abusers, smokers, I know claim how healthy they are based on their diet and activity, which was the "good" thing they did. And only focus on the good qualities of their day and ignore they drinking, drug abuse, or smoking, or sometimes binge eating. But like a good friend tells me, "I'm healthy, that other stuff doesn't count." Why it doesn't count I will never know.
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