One Size Does NOT Fit all
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Yesterday, I wrote on one of my team threads that we have gotten past the point of one-size fits all and moved right into the era of XL, XXL, & XXL.
It is time to get back into the numbers game. But, I am not talking about clothes, because I could care less whether you wear a size 22 or 2.
We walk into restaurants, pay good money for a mountain of food filled with fat and calories that cannot ... I repeat cannot be healthy for someone who is 8'2" let alone 5'6" ... but we eat it until we are so full we are uncomfortable. But, if that same restaurant served a normal size meal ... we would think it skimpy.
We as an obese nation prefer to get a bargain for our money, so we super-size our meals into a one size fits all. And, we are paying the consequence.
That so-called bargain to save $1 is costing us, dearly. It's costing us our health. We may have saved a dollar on that one meal ... but, how much has it cost us in medical bills.
It is time to take a real look at the numbers, it is time to really put an effort into knowing your numbers. And, you don't have to be a size 2 to be healthy. I know some size 16s that are healthier than those size 2s! They are healthy, because they know their numbers ... and they put those size 2, young, 20-somethings who look fit, trim, but cannot walk a mile without gasping for air to shame!
Yes ... it is time to take a look at the numbers!
The numbers I am talking about are calories, eaten and burned. Nutrition levels and what it really takes to be healthy. How much protein, how many carbs, how much fat, sodium, potassium, and iron you need to maintain good health? Etc., Etc. Etc.!
Do you know your blood sugar levels and what it takes to keep them stable?
Do you know your cholesterol levels ... both good and bad?
Do you know your blood pressure levels and what the top and bottom numbers mean?
I could go on and on ...
The issue is that you need to know these things in order to live a happy, healthy, normal life.
Maybe this blog is a wake up call ...