by CK Dillon · Filed Under: African American Baby Boomer Health Alert
So What’s The Problem?
For starters, unhealthy diets are the problem. We know big juicy, greasy, cheeseburgers, hamburgers French-fries etc., taste great and we know intellectually that they are not ‘good’ for our overall health.
But we cram them down and finish them off with a big slug of sugar, known affectionately as ‘soft’ drinks. I guess they’re ‘soft’ because they go down easily.
We know from research that if we apply the ‘Slight Edge’ theory taught by Jeff Olson, over the years there is a good chance that we might clog an artery or two with our choice of diet.
The Solution: Simple, but Hard to Do
Daily exercise and consuming balanced portions of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish is the key to a healthy diet; simple, but hard to do. And I am willing to wager someone out there can show me, backed by statistics, why fresh fruits and vegetables are not good for us. Their opinion, their right.
I am a 60 year young, Baby Boomer, lived an active lifestyle in California, retired after a 30+ year career and moved east. After retiring it became clear I would need extra income. I moved to the rural south and opened a retail business. Oops! Wrong idea!
Stress Made Me Do It
With a few years of business challenges, lack of exercise, less than stellar eating habits and poor nutrition, I was not in the best physical condition. I was stressed!
I had invested my life in activities like weight training, baseball, running, racquetball, skating … something all the time.
Suddenly, overnight, actually it was after 3 years of Slight Edge inactivity, I gained 35 pounds; none of it muscle.
What finally got my attention was I went back to ‘Cali’ for a visit and my friends kept telling me I looked ‘good’, ’settled’ and worst of all … ‘healthy’.
Ouch! I had run from looking ‘healthy’ since I was 16. An uncle had drilled it into me that if someone said I looked ‘healthy’, I was overweight … by a lot.
After all of the well-meaning compliments I knew I had to do something.
Having been athletic my answer was simple. I needed to get back to exercising, cut down calories, eat the proper food groups and augment my diet with vitamins and supplements; Simple, but hard to do.
It is now 10 months later. I’ve lost over 35 pounds. (was up to 40, but got cocky)
Now clothes that were destined for charity fit again, and I’m having pants taken in at the waist. I feel great!
My vitamin of choice: GBG Liquid Vitamins.
One cap-full meets my daily nutritional needs, curbs afternoon snack attacks and has substantially increased my energy.
I don’t always sleep 8 hours but still wake up energized. My higher energy level lasts all day, not like some of the ‘instant’ energy drinks where I zoom up and careen back down within an hour.
An added benefit is more focus and concentration, specifically on my business.
That in a nutshell is why I am passionate about and share the benefits of GBG with my entire family. We know it is important to eat a healthy diet and exercise, but life gets in the way of living.
That is why I choose to balance my diet with supplements.
But that is my opinion and my right.
Till Next Time, To Good Health and Success, Live Well