Brian’s Story: When you take the initiative of your health
Meet Brian Smith. He has been working alongside me at The Gourmet Kitchen for 7 years now. A lot changed and evolved during these years, including an increase in his weight. After reaching 200 LBS he put his foot down and decided to do something. He spoke to me and we charted out a plan.
Firstly he got rid of all the sodas; they were a really big part of his life. Most of his lunche
s consisted of fast food, another habit he did off with. Now his intake consisted of a lot of fiber, through vegetables (added celery), lean protein, fruits, very less carbs and no sugar. He also increased his water intake by a margin. But the most important change- he started riding a bike to work every day. It took him an hour each way but he stuck by this decision and he uses this mode of transport each time he comes to work.
As a gesture of encouragement, I promised him salad greens, produce and vegetables for one week if he reached his goal of losing 5 pounds in 10 days. Today he is getting his produce as he has reached his first goal. I think it’s absolutely commendable and he deserves three cheers!
The first step in weight loss is deciding with a certainty that it IS what you want. Once you have made this decision, there is no looking back for you and there is no stopping you. And if you have been procrastinating, THIS is the time to begin! Dream it, plan it and achieve it!
Do share stories of people you know who have achieved or are working towards achieving their health goals.