Daily Paul 2014 Resolutions ThreadSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 20:25
Resolutions? Please post them below, if you wish to share and if you're looking for support.
I have a few, but two that I'll share. The first one, for the Daily Paul: Raise the bar. I hope you'll all join me in this, DPers. Raise the bar.
What does that mean to you? I'll have more to say in the new year.
Second, I weighed in this morning at 84kg = 185lbs = about 20lbs over my ideal weight.
I could take that off with a fad diet, but as everyone should know by now, diets are only temporary solutions. The weight (and more) eventually just comes boomeranging back. What is required is a lifestyle change. I'm going to make a couple simple changes and see how that works.
The first is to eliminate wheat from my diet. I have been experimenting with this since reading Wheat Belly, by William Davis. If you want to hear the riot act as it pertains to wheat, read that book. According to him, wheat is the source of chronic inflammation, bloating, headaches, and a bunch of other stuff. Not only that, it is addictive like crack! He goes so far as to speculate that the reason high protein, low carb diets (like the Atkins diet) work is simply because they eliminate wheat.
The thing is, wheat is in so many things. It is very difficult to avoid. I thought quitting smoking was hard because you can buy cigarettes practically anywhere. But wheat is evenmore ubiquitous! So it'll be tough.
The second is to subscribe (as much as possible) to the dictum: If it was made from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don't eat it. LOL!
Good luck everyone, and happy new year.