Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Top New Year Resolutions

I just heard on a radio show that the top two resolutions are 1) lose weight and 2) get out of debt.

Here are my answers to these:

1) Lose Weight
First of all you need a target weight. Use the calculator I gave a link to yesterday to determine your ideal weight. Next you have to face the facts that if you are overweight it is probably because you eat the wrong foods, you eat too much food and/or you don't exercise enough. From my own experience the main problems are eating the wrong foods and insufficient exercise. From what I've seen the usual reason people eat too much is because they don't get the nutrients they need from what they are eating, so eating too much is usually a result of eating the wrong foods. So what are the right foods? Well, that's a tough one. For myself I've figured it out over a period of years. I read the following books:

In Fitness and In Health by Dr. Philip Maffetone (There is also another version available on Amazon: The Maffetone Method. Dr. Maffetone educates you on how to figure out what your body needs and how to exercise and burn fat in a low stress manner. Great book. For a taste of what is in the book here is the Two Week Test.

Eat Right for Your Type by Peter J. D'Adamo. This book helped me to figure out what to eat and what to avoid. You should also get the updated list of foods in the Food, Beverage and Supplement Lists from Eat Right for Your Type and you can check the Eat Right 4 Your Type Web site.

Next is the good old Atkins Diet.

Finally there is the possibility that the problem is not physical. If that is the case then the answer is Dianetics. Get the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and check out the Dianetics Web site.

Next: Get out of Debt

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