From Your Health Journal…..”I wanted to promote an article I found recently entitled It’s time to cut the crap on weight loss that appeared in the Brisbane Times of Australia, written by Michael Jarosky. Mr. Jarosky starts off by stating how sick he is of diets and all the broken promises that come with them. He makes a valid point by stating the diet section of the book store is like a candy store, many different types to choose from. Mr. Jarosky is so fed up with fad diets, he actually decided to write his own diet book (You will have to read the full story to find out why – link is provided below). He is writing the ‘Cut the Crap’ diet, where he suggests cutting out the processed food and unhealthy takeaways, the video games, the boozey benders, the sugary drinks, and the time on the couch in front of the idiot box. He believes it’s time to cut the crap and get back to the basics of healthy food and healthy exercise. It’s time for lifestyle change. Please visit the Brisbane Times web site to read the complete article.”
From the article…..
I am so sick of diets. Diets that promise five kilo weight loss in the first week; that guarantee fat-free arms, rock-hard abs, and a tiny bum. Diets with weird fruit remedies, hailing from Africa, South America or Nepal.
The diet section at the bookstore is like a candy shop – just choose your flavour. No carbs; no sugar; no wheat; no fats. Eat paleo, or eat like the French, Mediterraneans or South Beach-ians. Go veggie, go vegan, go cleanse or go lemon detox.
Some are good and some are bad. But I am so sick of the fad diets that I decided to write a diet book this week to officially jump on the bandwagon and become a dietary hypocrite.
Why? I have a client – let’s call him Rodney. Rodney is out on the town three to four nights per week. He wears a suit and a flashy watch, flashes new iGadgets each week, and drives an imported car. He chases girls. He drinks, and he eats whatever suits his tastebuds at the time. But it’s beginning to catch up with him and, in his 30s, it’s time for him to trim down.
Rodney trains hard (but not often enough) and has the frame and strength to lose serious weight – which won’t happen until he changes his intake. Rodney’s food and exercise diary? After a quick look at the Chinese food, booze, protein supplement drinks and energy drinks he consumes and the breakfast he habitually doesn’t – counterbalanced by just a single weekly workout – my reply was: “Rodney, it’s time to cut the crap.”
Two weeks ago, he finally said: “Just tell me what to eat, and I’ll follow it.”
My reply: “But mate, I’m not a nutritionist … well, screw it. I’ll write you a diet. Consider it done.”
So here I am, writing the ‘Cut the Crap’ diet. It’s time for Rodney – like many Australian men and women – to cut out the processed food and unhealthy takeaways, the video games, the boozey benders, the sugary drinks, and the time on the couch in front of the idiot box. It’s time to cut the crap and get back to the basics of healthy food and healthy exercise. It’s time for lifestyle change.
To read the complete article…..Click here