Food Writing Can be Dangerous to Your Health

Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Dear World,

Woe is me. I live a life of decadence, a quite sedentary life where I shoot food, eat and talk about it at great length. The world of a food writer is for the young and hungry. Now when I started, I had a metabolism and I could eat and not gain a pound. Now I must decline invitations in droves for dining out every night can be devastating for the waste line. When you think and live food all the time, you are inclined to eat. You are conditioned to eat past the point of satiety. This is not a good thing. Anyway, I have decided to give it up. 

Just kidding. But I am making some changes. I am exercising in the morning and the evening and I walk as much as I can. I have found my tools to fight the bulge to be a kettlebell and a fitbit walking tracker. The first few days with the kettlebell were tough for I realized that I haven't used some muscles for a long time (especially in the ab and stomach region). I am finding youtube to be a good trainer and as I get stronger, I feel I will increase my time exercising. I am also taking breaks at work when I get up and stand and work or walk around. 

Health is really important. Especially since now I am married and I have a daughter. I know people say guys can let themselves go once they get married, but that's not true. Although I have life insurance and all that, it won't be enough to support them and I would not want to have my wife and daughter to grow up without me.

The other main thing I have been doing is cutting down the drinking. I read that your liver can completely regenerate in two weeks if you let it rest. I did that and now I rarely drink at home and I try not to overdo it. This has been the best thing to lose weight because when I drink, I want to eat.

So...we all need balance in our lives. Too much of a good thing becomes normal after all.

Cheers and have a great day!

Dan


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