Wednesday Diet Wisdom: What They Don’t Tell You

Food and drink are only two parts of the weightloss puzzle. There is more to it.

It’s amazing how many things contribute to your health and fitness.

For one thing, consider your metabolism.

Some people can digest certain foods better than others. Some people can burn more calories than other people can.

For those in the Western world, our high-fat and high-carb SAD (standard American diet) is the harbinger of many terrible diseases.,%2C%20metabolic%20syndrome%2C%20and%20diabetes.

Drastic dieting doesn’t help either.

Besides being unsustainable, your body might slow down your BMR (basal metabolic rate) because it’s afraid you are going to quit eating altogether. Then it will be really hard to lose weight.

The best way to increase your metabolic weight is exercise.

No one tells you about your fat mass, skeletal muscle, viseral fat, or bone mass among other physical metrics that affect your health.

You are a chemical marvel, and your body is an amazing and organic, ever-changing, ever-responsive constant companion who should be loved and cared for as long as you live.

Regardless of your shape and size, educating yourself about how your unique body is composed and how it reacts to nutrients and nourishments is vital.

I am still counting calories and I am beginning to lift weights to improve my BMR and get stronger, among other things.

Weight-training is great for overall health.

There is so much they haven’t told you about your wonderful self.

Take care of your body, support it, love it, nourish it and exercise it and your body will take care of you in amazing ways, especially as you get older!

I may not be skinny yet, but I love life and I love my amazing body now that I have learned more about it, and how to care better for it!

P.S. All diet advice by me is my opinion and does not reflect on any professional advice. Lose weight at your own risk.

Should I Sell My Knowledge?

Maybe you are like me. You’ve learned a lot of life’s lessons the hard way. You’ve figured out ways and means to get the best out of life, and be happy with who you are.

Then out of the blue someone sidles up to you, and wants to know what you know.

He or she wants you to tell all your secrets.

Do you give away everything for nothing? Do you give him or her all the keys to your success?

There are many books out there that tell you how to become successful.

But it seems everybody prefers to hear first-hand revelations.

Most people, who have talent and success but no great wealth, do not feel that smart.

No. The old adage seems to have a chokehold on many successful people.

It is, “If you’re so smart how come you’re not rich?”

Honestly, I’ve thought that myself when I have encountered people who are experts in a particular niche, or have a measure of fame.

Especially college professors. Most of them are not rich. But they know a lot.

I suppose putting labels on others and on ourselves is not a good idea.

I may seem selfish to withhold advice to the young (or not so young) who have approached me asking for my guidance.

So far, I have revealed everything I have learned or done in order to be where I am at. Yet, I sometimes think I shouldn’t.

I believe we all have to figure it out in our own special way. That way, the failures only sweeten the success and lessons can be truly learned.

Otherwise, if people need a coach or counsellor, I should charge them by the hour, so I can get rich from my wisdom and experience.

Musically yours,

Amy Zents