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Do Not Make a New Year Resolution to go on a Diet

Don’t resolve to start a diet this New Year – make a resolution To Get Healthy .

Instead, focus on foods not gimmicks or scam diets. Health comes from good foods that you already know you’re supposed to eat: don’t worry about low calorie, low fat or low sodium.

Focus on fat and an eating plan

Focus on fat, not on your weight. People with greater levels of intra-abdominal fat (fat around your waistline) need to pay attention to this before it gets out of control. If it’s already out of control, do something now. I Quit Sugar (IQS) is a good tool for getting where you need to be, no gimmicks, just real food that you make.

You will eat more nuts and veggies and say goodbye cookies and cake. You’ll also reduce white stuff like – bread, rice and pasta. Results will happen.

The goal of a good eating plan is to consume less processed foods that come in boxes, bags or cans. The ingredient lists of your food should not read like a science experiment. If you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t be putting it in your mouth.

You’re going to cook

Healthy eating centers on whole foods, primarily fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, and whole grains. These foods have to be prepped and cooked. This will keep you full and does not play havoc with your metabolic system like sugar-based processed foods.

You will have a secondary focus on reduced portions of meat. You don’t have to go Vegan, but overall we eat way too much meat. Time to cut back.

Primary Vegetarianism/Vegan is how my wife and I keep healthy and fit.  Try it for 8 weeks and you will feel better automatically when you’re done. You don’t have to quit sugar and processed foods forever, just reduce it. You will see and feel the difference with weight loss and increased mental clarity.

Try this 8 week program right now. You are worth it.

See quick results by killing liquid calories

DRINK more water and STOP liquid calories: soda, foo-foo coffees, fruit juice and excessive alcohol. you will see instant results.

80/20 rule


Losing fat is about 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. Weight loss is dependent on what you put in your mouth because you can reduce calorie intake much easier than you can burn calories from exercise. Many people trying to lose weight could never generate the physical output to burn 600-1000 calories in a day.

That’s why controlling eating is so important. Reducing food consumption without being too hungry is much easier.

The secret to making fat loss work is paying attention to when you are hungry. Don’t watch TV and eat. Snacking is not an activity. I take the advice of J. S. Pollard M.D. “Stop eating like you are in high school.”
Are you over 40 and still plowing through Doritos, a honeybun and a Mountain Dew? Uh-oh, time to grow up.

You can take charge and make this work. Don’t do this by yourself. Get a partner because it is so easy to justify a piece of cake or fast food.

Start exercising now. Start by walking if you have to. If you’re ready for more than that, start CrossFit. It is by far the best workout you can get and you can do it.

Get on it – See what happens – Fail often – Get on it again


My #1 Health Strategy – Drop the Sugar

There are many steps I take to stay on top of my health and fitness. I’m going to discuss them one at a time so it won’t seem so overwhelming.

Also, I’m going to tell you what I’m doing to stay fit, keep off excess weight and maintain this meat machine in top running order for as long as possible.

As I said in the post Making the Turn to Better Health, when we get older, health and fitness are harder to maintain. We have to draw on every weapon to keep unhealthy lifestyles at bay.

Drop the Sugar

I know you were expecting me to lead with something more manly like: lifting or body weight calisthenics or who knows what.

This is my number one strategy – it ties everything together. This is not a diet, this is a lifestyle.

We already know that sugar is in everything. Dr. Oz tells you, Oprah tells you and your mother probably told you.

You already know this.

So do something about it.

You hear it everywhere. But why can’t we stop consuming the massive quantities of sugar that throws off our bodies’ metabolic function so badly we just can’t figure out why we are always tired and feel like shit.


Sugar is like a drug

Don’t think sugar is like a drug. Go cold turkey like I did for 8 weeks and find out. The first week to 10 days was strange – like stopping drinking coffee. I had a low-level headache and general “off” feeling.

But when that second week came around something was different. I felt clearer. I didn’t feel anything else really just that I was not in such a haze. I made decisions quickly, felt I could stay awake longer but not from an energy surge just a low-level mental clarity.

How do you do it?

In this era of muffin-top, flip-flops and “always wears shorts guy” our diets have changed as much as the common dress code. You have to eat real food that doesn’t come in packages and closely read the ingredients of items you eat that are packaged.

Items that will disappear from your pantry: soda, cereal, fruit juice, candy, smoothies, sports drinks, donuts, cake, cookies, ketchup, pizza and the list goes on.

Initially, focus on just sugar; there are plenty of other things you should be watching out for as well. Salts, food coloring and preservatives just to name a few.

If you drop or strongly reduce sugar in your diet, you’ll find the “bad” foods will disappear from your shopping list.

Try this program

I Quit Sugar

This is Sarah Wilson’s 8-week plan to get off sugar. Yeah, it will cost some money and take time to prepare and cook the food, but this single action will make such a big change in your health you won’t believe it. The food is excellent quality, the taste overall is good and the lessons you learn will be invaluable.

When you finish this program you will know exactly what to do from then on. If you can’t go a day without a cookie, cake or soda – maybe there is a problem?

Shoot me a line if you have any questions or comments.

Get on it – See what happens – Fail often – Get on it again