I want it...NOW!

Just a few years ago, if I wanted to know which dinosaurs ate meat or what is the name of a certain flower in my neighbor's yard, I had to find an encyclopedia or hit the library for a certain book to find an answer. That meant waiting until my mom had time to take me to town or I could get a pass to the school library. But today, I can just ask Siri...she can search for the answer for me and search the Internet for the information.

We have become a society of instant gratification. We hate waiting in line, despise having to be put on hold by customer service and refuse to slow down on the highway.

I admit, I'm one of those people. Even in Poedunk, USA, we have high speed Internet and can order movie tickets and gourmet chocolate in just a few seconds while sitting in the seat of the tractor.

So when it comes to weight loss, I want it now! I know I need to get healthy and lose a few pounds and exercise my heart more. So, I've made the decision, kept up a strict diet for a week at a time...so why haven't I lost the weight? I hear ads for a miracle diet pill that helps you lose 30 pounds in 30 days and I want it! Seriously, I. WANT.IT!

But the voice of reason pops in my head. Of course, I hear, "the weight didn't appear overnight, and it won't disappear overnight." and lucky it did, because i was on the way to my computer to find the website to order the pill! But I know the magic equation that causes weight loss...isn't a special pill, but is: eat less than you burn. Simple. Unfortunately too many people restrict their calories to an extent that they damage their body's ability to be healthy. It is important to eat well, thinking of food as fuel instead of indulgences. That is where beef comes in...

Most people do not realize that beef is one of the most nutrient-dense foods: one 3-ounce serving of lean beef contains on average 154 calories, contributing less than 10 percent of calories to a 2,000-calorie diet, yet supplying more than 10 percent of the Daily Value for 10 essential nutrients, including protein, iron, B-vitamins and zinc.

Yeah, I'm a rancher, so I'm going to encourage beef consumption, but studies prove that beef is a nutrient dense, low fat, satisfying and delicious diet staple. Check out http://explorebeef.org for information about the studies behind these facts.

So this week I'm at the #140You conference that is focused on health, wellness, fitness and food. I spoke about food, but I'm also learning as much or more than I'm teaching! Great week...focusing on health and feeling good. And I want it NOW. Check out the information about the conference at http://140You.me.

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