WALK with Bob: FAIL AGAIN OR BEGIN EATING TO LIVE
Since 1954 I would get on a diet. In 1983 I wrote GIVE UP THE FAT and got into the successful Diet market big time. Book signings, TV and Radio Interviews, traveling around the country with the Show and Tell of how simple it is to go from 220 to 180. I was a Diet Selling Success.
Then the real world set in again. I gained the 40 pounds and them some back again. Diets do not work over a long period of time. Period. Here is my take on why I failed the diet game. Diets are based on eating food. Listen to the ads. One of this year’s Hot ones talks of how you can eat over 100 great foods. Not only are there pictures, but famous people dancing, laughing, and eating. And some of these ads tell you food comes to your door in the US MAIL. Just use the Credit or debit card. The diet selling industry is big business.
Since June 12, 2004 I have been out of the live to eat live lifestyle.
The body must have just two fuels. Water and food. A major cause of Type 2 Diabetes is Obesity. A major cause of Obesity is Sugar Drinks. I drink lots of water and no sugar drinks.
There are only three kinds of food. Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat. Every day I eat seven or more fresh or fresh frozen fruits, veggies and nuts. Being consistent every day is the key. There are no excuses acceptable.
The body you and I live in must do things every day. It must be in motion and it must have sleep. Motion is too big a subject to get my brain to wrap around. Too many openings for excuses. I chose to walk briskly every day. That decision was made June 12, 2006. Walking and breathing are habits. It is my opinion that they are both important habits to keep. If you ever here me call you “sedentary,” please do not consider it as a compliment.
Our Smartphone loses its oomph and needs to be recharged every day. Our body needs to shutdown and recharge. Most experts are recommending over six and close to eight hours every day. I’m working on it.
Healthy Happy living is my passion. The most important thing I have learned is that “Ninety-nine percent of me being smart, is knowing what I am dumb at.” That is the easy part. I only take advice from those who walk the talk. I am talking about Iron Men and Women, distance runners, and the great professional athletes. My lifestyle is working for me and it works for others. Canton is the Walking Capital of Texas and Tyler FIT City program is the model for Health and Wellness programs everywhere.
This is the year to be Healthy and happy.