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Weight Lifting - One Hundred Days - 006

WEIGHTLINE 006:  93Kg

On the lookout for a new diet? Look inside yourself for what you like & don't over indulge on anything. Concentrate on natural, unprocessed foods & that's all you need.

Why are we always on the lookout for new diets? There are major fads that get adopted, get discredited & replaced by the next one. As new 'scientific' evidence emerges, people take advantage & make a quick buck. I'm a complete sceptic when it comes to the latest & best advice, even from doctors & qualified professionals. That doesn't mean I think they are all incompetent & wrong. It simply means that I'm a realist when it comes to the 'latest' information. In my experience, the latest advice is always overturned at some point, usually quite radically. Ancient wisdom is so sensible! Eat your greens; 'a little of what you fancy does you good'. I move very slowly when it comes to dietary advice & I try & listen to my body. Granted, so far that means there is much more of my body to listen to…


So, at the moment, my key steps are:

  1. Cut out sugar as much as possible

  2. Eat much less

  3. Eat more protein than usual

  4. Eat less or no foods containing high fats (even good fats, since I have difficulty working out which is which)

  5. Eat eggs, oily fish, avocado, vegetables, Kumara (or is that still a vegetable?)

  6. Drink lots of water

That's it! This is how I intend to lose up to 20Kgs. This, plus regular & escalating exercise.


I played badminton for 2 hours tonight. Because of the holidays, I haven't played for nearly 2 weeks. I've been walking, but nothing too tough. It was good to start up again & as long as my knee holds out, I'll play for longer & longer. Tonight, I was told of 2 people who are having / have had coronary angiograms & stents fitted. Relatively healthy, not too old, but genetically inclined towards the build up of cholestoral. Did you know some people get this despite careful diet & exercise? Most others do it to themselves. Get regular checkups, folks & keep that weight down. It's not an aesthetic thing, it's a health thing!

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