Category Archives: 30 Second Reads

Fun posts for busy people who have no time to read long winded rantings!

Today’s Must Do!

Today’s chore is a very simple one: get on a scale and write down how much you weigh in a journal.

Tomorrow’s chore will be to do the same thing.

Then again the next day. Yada yada yada.

Simply by being cognizant of your actual weight will help you control it. Trust me. It works!

p.s. if you are crazy enough why not measure your waistline and record those results too? It is the start of a new year after all!

 

 

 

 

Why The Diet for a Busy Life?

Search the web and you will find dozens and dozens of books, programs, videos and experts all telling you how to lose weight. The simple fact of the matter is this: to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. Tada! All of these crazy diet plans simply boil down to this yet to get your attention they use some catchy buzz words or zany approaches (like eating nothing but grapefruit!) to get you buy in to their plan. All this does is get you more and more confused and does little to help your waistline.

So why is the Diet for a Busy Life different? Yes, it is still about monitoring calorie consumption but unlike any other diet plan the Diet for a Busy Life takes into account your…umm… busy life! It takes time to prepare healthy meals, to exercise, to meditate and to plan. Trust me. You will need help with this. The alternative is to grab a bunch of highly processed ‘diet’ food and whoof it down thinking you  can just burn it off later by taking the stairs versus the elevator.  Your mindset needs to change. Your life is busy and so you need a plan that works around this. You need a plan that is realistic that can meet your already hectic life. Make sense? When do these other diet plans ever get around to mentioning this?!?

Another reason why the Diet for a Busy Life is different has to do with our focused approach on personal energy. Our motto is this: Energy = Happiness. Without energy there is little you can succeed at. When you cut calories guess what happens? Your energy level plummets. This is the dirty little secret about all of those crazy diet plans you have tried or read about. How can you succeed at anything with low energy? The Diet for a Busy Life first focuses on boosting your metabolism by eating smarter. With a high amount of energy only then are you able to succeed. We also know that with a boost of energy comes with it a boost in your personal happiness and isn’t what this is all about anyway? I ask again: have you ever read anything like this in any other diet plan? I think it is time you give the Diet for a Busy Life a shot! Energy=Happiness. Make this your new motto!

Cheating never wins

So we are down to the home stretch and near the end of the year. We all know what is going to happen January 1st: we will be making our new years resolution. Let’s make sure and get off on the right foot!

Read my lips: Time to start thinking about weight loss. Don’t wait till January 1st. You just may survive the holidays without the added bulge.

Top couch potato dogs

For several thousand years we have been selectively breeding dogs to help mankind survive. We bred dogs to help us hunt, we bred them to guard our sheep, we bred them for protection. Nowadays we breed them to help blind people, to sniff out bad guys, to look for bombs. The list goes on and on. Dogs are really, really cool. Of course nowadays some people use dogs for really uncool things like sitting in purses or keeping their fat butt on the couch.

I stumbled upon this article that lists the top “couch potato dogs”. These are dogs that are bred not to do anything except look cute and match our sedentary lifestyle. They don’t really have any other purpose. It sounds like they are being bred to be lazy just like us.  According to the author these dogs can get by with just “a short stroll or brief indoor playtime.” That sounds perfect for the typical couch potato.

“Dag nab it! If you can only walk yourself!”

I now envision a totally new breed of dog. It will have short legs like a Dachshund (because it never walks anywhere), a big fat belly (it will be shaped more like a pig) and it will learn to wear a diaper (because nobody will take it out for a walk). The breed will be called the Couch Dog.

This is how I see the interaction occurring between man(or woman) and their new best friend:

Human: “Fido, come here!”

Couch Dog: “Roof!” <<It ain’t happening>>

Couch Dog: “Bark!” <<Human lets go for a walk.>>

Human: “Burp. It ain’t happening.”

Couch Dog: “Woof!” <<Human can I have a bite of your sandwich?>>

Human: “Gosh, thats all you do is eat! OK, here you go…”

Couch Dog: “Roof!” <<Thanks! Can I snuggle up next to your warm, fat belly? Its like the perfect gelatinous cave to sniff around for other lost dogs…>>

Human: “Awww.. So cute.”

Couch Dog: “Bark!”

Human: “What?!”

Couch Dog: <<Gosh, thats all you do is eat! Can I have another bite of that sandwich?>>

Human: “Damn you! Here..”

Couch Dog: “Woof” <<Why are we watching the entire season of Housewives? I can think of a dozen better things to do. What is on Animal Planet? There was a show on cats I wanted to see…>>

Human: “Sssh! We are about to find out who stole the diamonds!”

Couch Dog: Bark!  <<I could use something to chew on that will help my teeth stay white,  my breath stay fresh and help my coat to glisten. I saw it on a commercial once…>>

Couch Dog: “Bark” <<Can I lick the crumbs off your shirt?>>

Human: “Stop bothering me.”

Couch Dog: “Bark! Bark!” <<Give me those crumbs damn it or I am making a mess in my diaper!>>

Human: “Phew! Was that you? Did you just fart? I can’t sit here for a minute without you ruining it!”

Couch Dog: <<Actually it has been five minutes since I lasted farted but about four hours since we have been on this couch together. Moohhhahaha! My master plan is working! I have bred the perfect human! I have comfort, warmth and a dumbass that will feed me and all I have to do is whimper. I am a genius!>>

Human: Faaarrrttt!

Cough Dog: “Yelp!” <<Oh no! I have created a monster!>>