Images Speak Louder than Words

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Images Speak Louder than Words

As the author of The Brown Fat Revolution, a Diet and Exercise program to lose weight and  the sloppy yellow fat, I must say that I take great pride in what I have personally accomplished by living according to my own principles for the last 20years.  The results of  consistent training and healthy eating can be so gradual that the individual who lost the weight and gained lean muscle does not see a dramatic difference in the mirror.   As a plastic surgeon , I am well aware of the disconnect between what is real and what people see in their mirrors!

I have found that the way that I look makes people react to me in a very interesting way.   There is a clear subliminal message that one projects when they look fit.   I know that obese individuals  tell unfortunate stories on how their physical appearance defines the way the world treats them.

In my case,  strangers come up to me and ask me what I eat or how I train.   Commonly, both women and men (none of whom know that I wrote and diet and exercise book) approach me in the gym to ask training questions.   More subtle and interesting  is the way I am treated in restaurants.  When I  order a meal that comes with fries, the waiter will always say, “you do not want the fries, right”  I recently had occasion to order a bagel at a coffee shop and the server said, “you want the “whole wheat” right?”….or…. “Of course, you do not want to see the dessert menu.”

We live an intensely visual world and  appearance definitely affects the way people react to us.   This is a fact!  Beyond the self-gratification and healthiness of being in control of the way you look,  the opportunity to say that you are in control without words is extremely empowering….one of the many benefits of respecting yourself by paying attention to the condition of your body.   It’s all good!

Olympic Inspiration

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The US  already has a total of  some 34 medals compared to six medals at the Calgary Olympics!  To what is this amazing surge of athletic prowess attributed?  The Olympic training center,  23.8 million dollar training center in Colorado Springs,  Colorado could be a very big contribution to this American dominance.   Here, comprehensive preparation for the Olympics is available:  a sports medicine and science center, the athletic center, nutrition counseling, and finally housing for 557 athletes and their coaches is available at one time.    This attention to all of the aspects of the mind and body is reminiscent of the ancient Greek approach to athletics from which the Olympics emerged.   The synergy of all factors to achieve the optimal result is a basic principle of great training at any level and one that I apply to the  The Brown Fat Revolution Diet and fitness programs.

These athletes stand as examples of how human resources can be harnessed to achieve unbelievable goals.  Take their inpiration and apply it to the way you treat your body on a daily basis.   Nutritious foods, healthy exercise, stress control are all within reach.  You just have to make the decision that you are going to do it!

So many athletes  overcome mind-boggling personal and physical tragedies, never leaving focus on their dream and  win the Olympics or simply be the best they can be.    Certainly, the ability to eat consistently well and exercise routinely for the sake of a healthier and better looking body should not be difficult!  Go For It!