Friday, December 28, 2012
I survived Las Vegas. In fact, I lost 3 pounds while in Las Vegas. I suppose a lot of walking and Ideal Protein will do that to you. What I realized while I was there was just how much of a nation of convenience we are. This is not just in Las Vegas but it is everywhere. If you dine outside of the strip, food is in abundance. Buffet after buffet, laden with crap and things that will kill you. It is similar to the design of a super market. The majority of the store lies in the “guts” of the place; however, what we really need as human beings is on the outside.
It is also so incredibly sad how good food is more expensive, often 2-3 times more expensive than the bad things that are bad for you. It seems almost criminal that there is a considerable amount of ignorance when it comes to that. Cigarettes and alcohol have a sin tax…why not MSG or aspartame? Those are just as bad for you chemically. Those things are slowly killing mankind, yet no one says a word. It is considered the norm. Knowing what Ideal Protein has done for me already, why oh WHY are governments not backing nutritional change? Is it lack of knowledge? My bet, as it always has been, is there is no money in health or prevention. That doesn’t make much sense when healthy workers that contribute greatly to the gross domestic product would seem to be more productive if they were healthy. It is something that can be controlled on a positive level, yet, we aren’t…or they aren’t. That needs to change.
January 2nd, we are starting our corporate Biggest Loser challenge. It has been interesting to hear people discuss the reasons why they don’t need to do the challenge. I have maintained my focus on health rather than weight primarily because if you take care of your food intake, the health and weight will take care of themselves. However, some of these people are very stubborn. I am not trying to take away the things they like. I am even doing my best to keep culture in the mix since we have 19 different languages spoken at our facility. There is a line that I have drawn when it comes to common sense and I believe some of these people may feel as though I am trying to insult their intelligence. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am simply trying to broaden some horizons and make people change their lives, one day at a time. We’ll see what sticks. The New Year is around the corner and I hope my success breeds change. I have to start small and work from there; just how brush fires start.