As somebody who is a little short for his weight I have two options.
Grow a couple of inches
Lose some weight
Well sadly being the wrong side of 50 I do not feel there is much chance of number one but with a little help number 2 could be within my reach.
Working long hours for me often meant eating one meal a day with that meal being eaten at 9, 10 or even 11pm. I did not realise that I was putting my body into fat storage mode. I though as I wasn’t eating much that I should have been losing weight.
Last year I joined Slimming world. Within 6 months I had lost one stone. My diet had not changed significantly. In fact I would say that I was probably eating more. Not only did I lose weight but I gained a number of good friends. For those of you who know me you will understand that initially I saw this as another opportunity to network with others. I am always told that your net worth is your network.
Well today I am not writing this article to endorse Slimming world but to endorse the education given to me at the last Coventry event.
Our speaker started her career as a teacher. Working solidly for 2 years until unfortunately her mother was struck down with a terminal cancer. Being the person she was, out came the research material to look at other methods of treating the cancer. I always remember a quote from a Robin Williams Film which said that we were all born healthy but the junk that we fed our bodies was the catalyst to create ill health. I think it was AI.
It is really strange that we all have a different definition of what healthy is. If an Indian or Asian person tells me that I look healthy in future I will now understand that this means that I have put on weight as this is the definition of a healthy person and that a person who has lost weight must by ill by default.
Eating more is not necessarily the acceleration to putting on weight as you can see from the top 10 list of things to do to stay healthy.
Drink more water. 2 – 3 litres per day (This can despite what others say include coffee and tea)
Eat 3 – 5 meals a day, with each meal getting smaller as the day progresses.
Snack often and well (this is not an invitation to each chocolate bars but perhaps fruit and nuts)
Balance your plate. A palm size of proteins, 2 fist size portions of vegetables, 2 cupped hands of carbs and two thumb sizes pieces of fat dense food if necessary.
Prepare your meals in advance to prevent feeling the need to order that tempting take a way
Eat your Veggies. Mix them up add protein. Peas are not just a good meal filler but they are an excellent source of protein.
Supplement your health but take advice. 95% of supplements are ineffective. Befriend your local forever living agent. Aloe Vera is an excellent health supplement. Forever living use the best part of the plan and is more likely to be effective
Take more breaks when you are working. You will feel better and as a side benefit you may be more effective as well.
Move your body. Get a stepometer. You have no excuse as you probably have one built in to your smart phone. Try achieving a target of 10,000 steps per day.
Have a positive attitude. If you think you can you probably can but if you think you can’t you probably can’t.
Remember it is your life. Don’t wait till illness strikes. Look after your body today.
Our next meeting is on the 21st May at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Coventry (M6 Jn2), Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2ST where we will be joined by Susanne Virtanen who is a highly experienced leadership trainer and a qualified change manager, she facilitates powerful and developmental workshops to transform leadership abilities and organisational performance. Susanne will be sharing a talk entitled "Transform Your Leadership Performance"
Remember there are leaders and there are those who lead. Join us and book on by visiting www.trainingkings.co.uk/events and also check out the other parts of the country we meet in.
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