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Seesaw Balance

The song introduces the discretionary calorie concept and it links the daily variance of them to life's ups and downs.  The lyrics also list the calorie count for some popular meal items. 

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Seesaw Balance, We're in A, Seesaw Balance, We're In

Verse 1a

Have a seat, this is for you, I hope you take heed

Here's a message for life my friend, and the groovy tools you need

Verse 1b

As we go through life, there'll be ups and downs and although there's tragedy there are some miracle, you see


Verse 2

Now flip the script, I want you to focus on your plate,

There's a lot of diet and nutritional information there in your face

But the main thing, is the calories you consume

You don't want too many Then you'll gain weight And that's not good


Everyone has their target calorie level.  For most of us, that's between 2000 to 3000 calories per day, depending on your age and how physically active you are.  You want to make your calorie mean something. 

Check It, Get the nutrients you need in the calories you consume


If you exercise, you'll need more you'll have choices

It's the spice of life, variety comes with control


Two to Four hundred calories you can call Discretionary

You can eat these as you please they are your Discretionary

But know it so easy to exceed your Discretionary

So, eat the food you really need and know which ones are     Discretionary

Verse 3

Make a healthy diet part of your life, you know the time is right

Eat more fruits, more vegetables and grain, less sugar, less fat

that's the way

You'll feel good, if you exercise and drink your water eight time a day

And, if you're not feeling your best, maybe you should get more restt

Exercise Don't forget to get your rest, water does so many things for you, When it comes to flavor don't mean a thing, too many calories will

One Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream has 205 Discretionary Calories

Three Fried Chicken Wings or One medium order of French Fries Has 325 Discretionary Calories Each

One medium Glazed doughnut has 165 Discretionary Calories

One twelve once can of soda has 155 Discretionary Calories


Copyright 2006
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Written & Produced By
Keith Holland &
Steven J. Logwood

Sharon Perry
Kirk Taylor
Kate Higgins
Steven J. Logwood

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