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What are three important steps to losing weight in a healthy way? What are some reasons why people struggle with their weight and physical condition?
“have one’s plate full” = have a lot to do, be busy
“I have my plate full with so many projects, so I don’t have much free time.”
“What’s eating you?” = What is bothering or making you angry?
“Hey, what’s eating you? You look so upset, and you didn’t say a word during dinner.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Andrew's Sister: Well, I'm your big sister. I'm . . . what am I?
Andrew: Ah, it's too difficult to explain. I found information about it in my junk mail the other day . . .
Andrew: Okay, uh, well, look. Look at my running shoes over there. Andrew's Sister: Andrew. They're still in the box. ( Well . . . ).
Andrew's Sister: Anyway, um, oh yeah. Don't eat late at night. [ What? Like what? ] Well, you know a lot of people . . . they want a . . . they want a late night snake and stuff like that, but a lot of times, that's really, really high-calorie stuff like ice cream and things, and your body's not active to burn it off, so you just store all those calories as fat.
Andrew's Sister: Every day you're eating at fast food? [ Well . . .] Okay, you got to cut out the fast food. When you know the manger of McDonalds by name, and he's your best buddy on Facebook, you know that you're going to McDonalds or any fast food place too much.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
Discuss what you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the reasons for these food choices. Do you have any plans to change your eating habits in the future? Explain your reasons.
There are many diet programs around the world that market ways to lose weight and stay fit. Review three different programs or plans and answer these questions: