Weight loss bargains are a dime a dozen, or $200 per ounce in the media these days.
Weight loss deals do not appear to be targeting you cowboys’ and cowgirls’ wallets. Why is this, do you reckon?
Because, cowboys and cowgirls never take up the habit of starving the body of adequate nutrients, by choice.
The hours between lunch and dinner often can stretch beyond the hopeful six to seven. Pockets filled with cookies, dried fruit and other snacks run dry when shared with ones’ eye batting cayuse. Holes in bottom of these pockets can also leave Hansel and Gretel-like trails behind in the dust. Therefore, with the many involuntary reasons of a Cowpuncher’s hunger; dieting is not a habit we voluntarily participate in.
Cowboy Cookies for Your Pockets
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
*Cream butter, applesauce, peanut butter, vanilla and eggs one at a time. Mix dry ingredients and add to batter. Stir in chocolate and peanuts. Bake 12-14 min @ 350.
*These cookies are pocket tested for low-fat and high protein to maintaining flavor and moistness.
The rapid weight loss most dieters find encouraging, is caused by an initial loss of sodium and water. This rapid weight loss or dehydration leads to fatigue, mental confusion and even possible seizures, and is gravely avoided by all us sober cowboys.
When water is sparse we would resort to chewing on a piece of rein on the long ride toward home, or sipping from a stock tank, spring, or reservoir if the dog doesn’t jump in first.
The low-calorie diets cowboys experience on long cattle drives and when the dinner wagon is late, lead not only to physical conditions like irregular heart rates and low blood sugar, but also lead to emotional deprivations, triggering food cravings and stress making us rational cowboys and cowgirls want to ‘pig out‘.
‘Pigging out’ inflames the digestive system which leads to more physical trouble and worsened emotional consequences. One may as well ride that fat horse standing outside, around in circles as opposed to starting this devastating cycle of dieting. Besides, as the low-calorie diet continues the body adapts to the lower calories by lowering the rate at which it uses those calories for fuel, thus making it even more difficult to lose unwanted pounds.
Dieting, or starving the body of adequate fuels, is never a voluntary habit of cowboys and cowgirls. Why should dieting be anyone’s habit to uphold?
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