I’ve been called an “amazing doctor”…”one of the top internal medicine doctors in the country”…..”one of the nicest doctors around”……..
BUT to my family and closest friends I’m also known as “The Food Patrol.”
I don’t get upset or offended when they call me this because “The Food Patrol” is a title I hold dear and here’s why:
1. When I’m around, people don’t pile their plates full of high fat or high cholesterol food….they remember what I taught them about proper food portions and stick with the one serving rule.
2. They try to emulate what I do and eat smaller meals more often throughout the day.
3. Inevitably, someone will remark on how I still eat what I want and maintain a healthy weight and attitude towards food and exercise….Just the other day, my coworker reminded another colleague that I was the same woman who was working out in a non-airconditioned garage during the peak summer months in south Florida while 6 months pregnant…..and that’s why I look the way I do!
4. People look to me for healthier options for snacking and desserts and are amazed that I can still have my cake and eat it too……my cousin was surprised to find out that my low fat option to frosted cake and ice cream would taste so good. He didn’t believe me when I told him I could whip up a tasty, low fat and low calorie dessert that he could eat every night of the week and not feel quilty. With a slice of angel food cake, fresh strawberries and a scoop of sherbert, I had dessert ready with no fuss, no mess and best of all….NO GUILT!
5. My title as “The Food Patrol” is spreading like wildfire. I’m creating my own team….The Health and Wellness Queen’s Food Patrol…with a growing membership of family, friends, colleagues, patients and readers like you who are taking control over what you put in your body and encouraging others to do the same to make better and healthier food choices for the sake of their health and longevity.
So let’s conquer obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer and stroke…..THE FOOD PATROL TO THE RESCUE!!!!!
To your wellness,
The Health and Wellness Queen