This is the time of year when we race from holiday party to holiday party mindlessly eating and drinking our holiday cheer! In the back of our minds we tell ourselves that when the new year begins we are going to go on a diet and be better about creating a healthy lifestyle. But for now, you tell yourself to eat and drink whatever you want and not worry about it! Every year you tell yourself that I bet, and how is that working out for you? I propose another approach to the holidays, how about giving yourself the gift of doing better than you have been from this moment forward!?
Has anybody else noticed that more and more commercials are telling us less and less?! In fact, a lot of the commercials don't even deal in any sort of reality. They must have figured out that we don't care too much about the content, it is the appeal and entertainment value that must inspire us to spend our money.
The great thing about modern society is that a lot of information is at your fingertips. One of the downsides of this access is the advertising that is attached to it. Television, radio, snail mail, magazines, billboards, buildings, cars, e-mail, and the banners on internet are telling you want you want and need! I am sure you can even come up with more to add to the list. It is so effective in telling us what we need that we truly lose track of what we actually do need!
Saturday seemed to be about sugar for me! It all started while I was at the gym having a casual conversation with another member. I commented on how I was working through the effects of the extra sugar I had consumed during the holidays. I was stunned when met with opposition on any sort of adverse effects of excessive sugar. I never met anyone who stepped up in defense of sugar before, I was flabbergasted! I assured him that I continue to read the latest studies on diet and health and that excessive sugar does have an adverse effect on the body including increased inflammation.
OK, NOW YOU HAVE DONE IT! Now you have decided to look at or even possibly follow my blog to help you start 2015 right! This is definitely a first great step, just remember to bookmark my blog and keep checking on it every couple of days. The next thing you need is to begin making a plan, including a schedule. Did you pick what eating program you are going to follow? You don’t have to follow the “Diet Evolution” as I suggested, but you need to get and start following something healthy! Now, sit down and write (type) out your schedule.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! With the new year comes resolutions, the best intentions, and then regret when we feel we have failed. For most of us it is to go on a diet, exercise, and lose weight. Luckily, my resolution is right up that ally! Mine is to help as many people as I can attain better health with life changes that will include diet and exercise, which coincidently is how we lose weight! When you feel like you have failed you often discard all of the positive changes you have made and go back to your old ways, which obviously wasn’t working for you.