Just and Only are Bad Words in Health Speak
Friday, March 01, 2019
Using the words just and only can minimize your intent. “I only ate a soup and salad for lunch.” That may make you hungrier than saying “I ate a soup and salad for lunch.” The second sentence sounds more filling and nutritious.
“I just lost a pound.” Versus “I lost a pound.”
See the minimizing effect? What if you had gained the pound? How upset would you be? Why would you not be as happy to have lost that same pound?
Today I resolve to leave just and only out when I talk about my health.