Ok, Dude! WTH are you doing up at 4am???? Go back to bed!
And tell my DH to come back to bed, too.
Okay now that my brain is awake and I have some food....
Good Morning :)
Most people know nothing about good nutrition. What they know is what they heard from some talking head on a talk show, a friend at the water cooler at work or from a gossip rag pushing the latest fad diet. If they have no reason to question the source then they accept the information as true.
You could do an entire series of talks on nutrition and stay busy in Toastmasters for years. (BTW, good for you on improving your speaking skills!)
One approach would be begin by informing your audience of the different ingredients to a healthy diet: fats, carbs, protein, vitamins and minerals. Describe what they do in the body and the best sources to obtain them. Stress lean meats, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables and complex carbs. This topic alone would take all of your time. Especially teaching that carbs are not evil and that we need fats to be healthy.
Another approach that I think would be interesting would be to describe the effects of various foods on the body. There's a Dick Van Dyke Show episode where Rob pretends to be a new sports car that eventually ends up in an accident bring towed. It was hilarious. But something similar could be fun. For example : Start in the am, the body is starving here comes the coffee, revving up the heart. Stomach screaming where is the food etc. I think it would be very entertaining but might not be format you are interested in.
You could also use a disease specific approach. Type 2 diabetes as product of poor nutrition and how improving the quality of your diet can "cure" the diabetes.
Good luck with your speech. You have a great topic.
| Pounds lost: 95.0