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
Have you ever tried to lose those last few (or more than a few) inches or kilograms of extra weight you’re carrying around your waist? It can be harder than you think unless you have a personal trainer like “the commando” or a very very strong willpower.
I used to say “It’s not that important, a few kilos … ” but I know that it is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.
A 40% INCREASE in Heart Disease is forecast in the next decade, and one in three (1 : 3) people who suffer a heart attack DO NOT GET A SECOND CHANCE!
This “EXTRA FAT” is termed viseral fat …
Visceral fat, lies out of reach, deep within the abdominal cavity, where it pads the spaces between our abdominal organs. Visceral fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In women, it is also associated with breast cancer and the need for gallbladder surgery. — Harvard Medical School, Feb 2007
Someone, like myself who is in the “healthy, or even very healthy weight range” for their age can have a high and alarming viseral fat level … and the chances are YOUR DOCTOR WILL NOT TELL YOU.
So what can you do?
- First thing is FIND OUT WHAT YOUR VISCERAL FAT LEVEL IS – If you are in Australia, Australian Weightloss do FREE full body analysis (you may pay up to $70.00 at your doctor). It is painless, and takes less than 30 minutes. Check in your country and see what is available. Many Herbalife Independent distributors offer this free service.
- Then what you can DO TO REDUCE IT – Remember that the majority of people in the developed world are chronically dehydrated and do not have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals, amino acids, proteins and trace elements in the food they eat each day. In todays modern world we all need to supplement our diets to be healthy.Fit to Walk and Talk can help you put together a ‘balanced nutritional’ plan to start reducing your viseral fat levels. Often this will involve a balance of animal and vegetable proteins, usually more than you currently are eating.
- Get started on your Belly Buster Program – Having a coach will make a BIG DIFFERENCE to you achieving your desired results, or if you are confident you can follow an easy step by step plan you could try the “Belly Buster Program” from Australian Weightloss. You will also get support from one of their consultants. (Important: Password = “accelerator”)
If you need any help and support please contact me as I am on the journey myself and started two days ago. I am using the “Belly Buster Program” to achieve results quickly.