Every morning I check out the news and social media and see so much total rubbish and contradictory advice being give about beauty and weight and a disregard for true fitness and health. So much is about trends. Why? Because new trends sell and make money, for those who begin them, even if they are based on a myth. Enlist a celebrity or “guaranteed” you will drop pounds fast or spot reduce inches of belly fat and they have a ready market.
But be wary of fad dieting.
Few fad diets live up to the hype and many are dangerous to your long term healthy creating diseases often labeled slimmer’s diseases such as gall bladder issues and osteoporosis as these will frequently follow low fat dieting.
Many of these, so called, cleansing fruit juice and fruit diets are loaded with sugar and placing a strain on the pancreas and exaggerating the risk of developing diabetes. Your liver, kidneys, lungs, bowel and skin do most of the work of cleansing your body and a balanced nutrient, portion controlled eating plan is all you need for a healthy body to cleanse itself.
Low carb dieting places a strain of kidneys and other vital organs and those low carb bacon breakfasts are loading your body with know carcinogenic nitrates and that along with reduced fiber intake are making many dieters far more likely to get preventable bowel cancer.
Can you see how dangerous these diets are?
Today I renewed my BodyMedia FIT subscription and will reset my fitness goals, blogging about it as I go.
It is going to rain soon so I had best get dressed and go walking with my Treck. Isn't it grand? Better than a granny walker, bushwalkers around the word are discovering the Treck. The walking wheel at the front allows it to climb over pavement steps or small obstacles.
I am keen to make an effort to overcome the sedentary aspect of my writing work by fitting an active lifestyle into my routine.
Don't Diet; Liveit!
My nutrition could do with some fine tuning. I'll not be denying myself anything I desire to eat. As I care for myself I'll be desiring to eat healthy and portion controlled.
A few more green leafy vegetables in my diet from today onwards will assist me reaching my fitness goals.
The exercise bike has been repositioned in the lounge room for two reasons. One, it provides handles to grasp hold of when rising up or coming down the step into the kitchen and assists in falls prevention, and that is important as my husband needs the help of a hand rail. I'm setting a computer screen on a shelf behind the treadmill and a keyboard and mouse on a smaller shelf at the front of the controls.
As it is now, in view, it is being used more. My husband is using it for ten minutes a day on top of his 10,000 steps walking he does each day.
I have heavy adjustable weights I can use, but the weights I keep for occasional use with the treadmill are lighter ones.
You will notice that in this photo I am wearing quality footgear. I would love to hear of your journey if you would like to share it through the comments or on my facebook page.
I have been reading numerous books about Osteoporosis recently as I am writing more ebooks for the ArtSlim, life in balance series. The first book, High Functioning Alcoholic by ArtSlim and Rose Blume hit the Best Seller list in several health book categories , even achieving Number One position.
The Wellness Doctor's Guide to Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis (The Wellness Doctor Series) [Kindle Edition] Dr. Steve Rallis (Author)
Lifestyle...is the best medicine!
Osteoporosis is a completely preventable and even reversible condition!
Volume 1 of the Wellness Doctor's Series will show you how!
This book is a guided road map with the dietary, exercise and supplementation specifics needed to prevent, treat and even reverse osteoporosis.
• Understanding Osteoporosis: what causes it, how to reverse it, what are the myths...
• What to eat for super strong bones: what foods should be eaten and what foods should be avoided, bone building teas, what to limit or avoid...
• What supplements do you need to build healthy bones: what nutrient supplements deliver on building super strong bones, what is the right dose, combination...
• How to exercise to build and reverse bone loss: what exercises have the biggest impact, how many sets, repetitions, full images
• What environmental toxins may be destroying your bones, how to interpret your bone scan, what lab values are important...and much, much more!
"My sincerest hope within this emerging series is to provide you with strategies and distinctions that will make the biggest difference and to provide you with the programs that I have seen work miracles in my practice."
-Dr. Steve Rallis, the Wellness Doctor