What did you have to “Break (your) fast” today …? Yes, the first meal of the day. The meal that everyone knows is the most important meal.
What prompts me to ask this question today is what I noticed during my early morning shopping at a Safeway store just yesterday. See every morning (90% anyway) I walk, and often get my bits and pieces of fruit and veg, some groceries etc.
“While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains need regular refueling often, from food. When kids skip breakfast, they don’t get what they need to be at their best.” – exert WebMD
While I was waiting to pay for my food, I noticed a well dressed woman with two young sons purchase two packets of corn chips … the boys had a pack each. I said to the ‘check-out’ lady “you do hope that isn’t their breakfast don’t you?”
Join A Community Weightloss Challenge … and STEP OUT!
What do you mean “Step Out”?
One participant from one of Australian Weightloss’s last challenges is heading to Europe for a great adventure around October this year, and has set her goal to lose over 25kgs before she departs. She is on-track and is about to register in her second weightloss challenge so she stays on-track!
Why is this SO IMPORTANT to her? Because she want to enjoy her trip to the fullest, and be able to walk wherever she wants to, and be the person at the front of the group showing the way; not the one at the back having to be given a hand. At age 72 years she is still very young at heart, and sadly lost her husband and best friend a couple of years back so she has been adjusting to a new way of life.
The support from the community weightloss challenge is great and … so much different to a lot of other activities she is invited to.
Many of the social activities she has been going to involve FOOD!
Last week she went to five lunches with friends, and thank goodness she is able to apply a lot of what she has learnt at the last challenge, to ensure she makes healthy choices and avoids the “killer” foods.
Who do you know that may be interested in joining a Community Weightloss Chellenge? Many of the challenges also have FREE Fit Clubs that operate in conjunction with them. More support, more FUN and amazing value!
CLICK HERE for details from Australian Weightloss.
Consumer watchdog Choice asks the question, “Are multi-vitamins necessary when someone has a healthy balanced diet?” The obvious answer is no, they probably aren’t.
But, that begs the question straight off the plate as to who ACTUALLY has a healthy balanced diet today?
And WHY do we have an EPIDEMIC of preventable disease in our modern, developed world? Once you have read economist Paul Zane Pilzer’s book “The Wellness Revolution” you understand that food TODAY is not what it was fifty or 100 years ago.
As a personal wellness coach with Herbalife International I have done hundreds of FREE Body Analysis and rarely find a person who actually eats well. With ALL the dietary information and ‘good advice’ on the internet and in the marketplace today telling us how IMPORTANT breakfast is … YOU WOULD THINK everyone would have breakfast, but yet they don’t.
“I don’t have TIME.”
“I don’t feel like eating until later.”
“I hate cereal, and can’t stomach eggs first thing.”
I believe it was quality assurance guru Edwards Demming who said, “People don’t work, systems work.” or something to that effect. As a qualified risk manager and engineer I know exactly what he means. We are simply not designed to do what we know is BEST for us unless it is made very very EASY. Continue reading
According to Paul Zane Pilzer (author of the New Wellness Revolution)the NEW Wellness Opportunities are only now here.
“The New Wellness Revolution explains why the majority of opportunities in wellness still await the individual entrepreneur or health professional, and how new management techniques and forms of business organization (like direct selling and franchising) can allow such individuals even better technology than if they were part of a large corporation.”
While big companies like Walmart and McDonald’s are doing their part, the majority of sales are expected to be made by individual entrepreneurs and practitioners, especially through the growth of direct selling or network marketing companies. These NEW wellness opportunities are here now and everyone can benefit, personally and professionally.
Even retail outlets and restaurants are playing their part and there is collaboration between many existing retail outlets and practitioners now starting to see the opportunities for better cash-flow and long term wealth by partnering with direct selling organisations.
Another major aspect to the increasing growth of Wellness Opportunities is how rapidly they are being taken up throughout Asia, especially in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and India.
Especially India is seeing a massive acceleration and growth in NEW wellness opportunities.
Whichever country you live in the opportunities are there for you to get involved and start making a difference to the lives of those around you.
Timing is everything, so they say however the good news is the wellness opportunities are here to stay.
A group of average guys and girls have started an ABS Challenge over the next 30 days … 23 February to 22 March, and the challenge is to do 5,000 situps or crunches.
Sounds like a lot but it is amazing how easy it is to build up to 200 or so a day.
You don’t need to do them all at once, and make sure you are drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.
What I do is 60 to 100 after my morning yoga and stretching, then I fit in another 40 or 60 late morning, before lunch. Lunch is also a delicious high protein nutritional shake so I’m dropping a few kilos too. That helps.
Here’s the link if you want to join … https://www.facebook.com/events/233762270046700/
Remember to take responsibility for your health and wellbeing too. If you do have a pre-existing back condition or something that may be inflamed by situps get some advice first. Having said that I also recall my physio who is a doctor to one of the league teams recommended I strengthen my ‘core’ a few years ago to help prevent back problems in the future and that’s what I have been doing.
This ABS Crunch Challenge is just a great way to peel off those few extra kilos that aren’t needed, and actually contribute to a higher than necessary visceral fat (dangerous fat, especially for men) and at the same time strengthen my core.
I strongly recommend including the high protein nutritional shakes, two or three times a day if you want to drop a few kilos too.
Have fun …
How To Lose Weight EASILY and Keep It Off.
I’m currently enjoying my 60th year on planet Earth, but have a basal metabolic age of 18yrs, due very much to my low body fat of 15.5%, regular exercise (I walk and do yoga almost every day) and my hydration is pretty good @ 55.5% … but should still be higher.
It is so EASY and enjoyable to be well … plus the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight are enormous!
One of my doctor friends said that the worst term many doctors use when diagnosing a patient is “... for a person your age.” Sure, age will have measurable affects on the way we perform but often doctors compare you to the ‘norm’ for your age, rather than what you could be like if you knew how easy it was to be well.
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A recent US report states that the average American family spends around $12oo a month on health insurance. Not every one can afford $1200 a month and so 50 million American’s have no health insurance and so limited access to health care. In Australia we have a very similar situation developing. These people who miss out are often the very people who need health care the most. Continue reading
Can You Cure Mental Disease With Sugar?
I think you know the obvious answer … NO you can’t. So when our diets are heavily laden with sugar, especially refined sugar and we have a rapid increase in many preventable diseases (including depression) I feel we would get much better “bang for our investment buck” by studying the causes rather than focusing on the symptoms.
A little over ten years ago I ran into the former Victorian Premier Mr Jeff Kennett at a petrol station. He had just paid his account and picked up a ‘slab’ (slang for two dozen cans) of Diet Coke, put it onto his shoulder and walked towards his car.
He turned around and our eyes met … so I walked towards him and introduced myself as a health and lifestyle coach. I asked Mr Kennett if he had purchased the Diet Coke for him, and if so was he hoping it would help control his weight.
He replied “Yes and yes.”
I mentioned that there are medical reports (freely available) disclosing health concerns about the drink and that those reports evidently showed that when the participants of the study stopped drinking the Diet Coke they actually lost weight. Mr Kennett then said “Would I be better off drinking the normal Coke?”
Mmmm … I said that water was a much better choice and he put the slab of diet cola in the boot of his car and we said good bye.
I remember this event so clearly because shortly after our chance meeting Mr Kennett announced he had founded an organisation to help manage depression … called Beyond Blue. Like many of us Mr Kennett was also dealing with relationship challenges, and at one point I believe a marital separation, something few people have been given the tools to deal powerfully with. Without adequate tools often eating, drinking or something worse comes into play.
NOW MY QUESTION WAS … “Can You Cure Mental Disease With Sugar?” Continue reading
Is Sugar Poisoning You?
Everyone knows someone with Type 2 diabetes … but I will bet you they don’t know the effects, like kidney failure, blindness and amputation of your limbs.
Why do I say that? Because we keep eating the same foods and consuming the drinks that are laden with sugar, like eight to ten teaspoons of sugar in one can. It is so well disguised … and apparently it’s addictive.
And it can be a challenge, because often the foods can look and sound healthy, “muesli bars”, “flavored yogurt”, “fruit juices” … WOW!
How much sugar do you consume each day?
Is it ten teaspoons (one can of soda or two glasses of fruit juice) or more?
Australian Weightloss has a great article with reference to a NEW book by Australian author and solicitor David Gillespie.
If you don’t read it for yourself, at least read it for your children …
Type 2 diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease!
Either click here or go to http://www.australian-weightloss.com