Cards By Dr. Sharon

Is That Fried Chicken Wing Worth It?

Excerpt

A Get Real Approach to Dealing with WEIGHT,Not a Diet but a Mindset!

by Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey, MD

As I lay on my back with my legs over the exercise ball listening to my personal trainer bark the number of sit-ups that I had to complete—I wondered; Was that fried chicken wing worth it? I’d eaten a fried chicken wing the night before and when I refused to do another crunch, my trainer promptly told me that it would take hundreds of crunches just to burn off one wing. How could that be? I’m a physician—that didn’t sound right, she had to be exaggerating! Was it really worth it— the wing was tasty with that meaty, juicy flesh covered in crisp skin. I’m from North Carolina so I KNOW how to fry some chicken. It only took about 2.9 minutes for me to INHALE the savory wing but now I’d have to sweat and grunt to burn it off, not to mention the millions of wings long ago devoured that now were converted to fat on my body which I was desperately trying to lose.

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