Image. What comes to mind when you think about the word image. An image could be a work of art. It could also be a photograph, a piece of data burned on a cd, or a video display. But if you asked what image the London bankers represented through the financial collapse of 2008, you begin to see, image is not just a material, solid item, but is to a greater extent, a mental perception that records emotion, justice, truths, mistrust and an evaluation compiled in our heads about a particular item or event.
Publilius Syrups a 1st century writer wrote, “money alone sets all the world in motion” which was probably picked up by John Lander and Fred Ebb writers of the song Money money from the musical Cabaret when they penned the line Money makes the world go round.
But if money makes the world go round, image could bring it to a sudden stop. We live in an age when image can be more important than money. Our image, the image I not only present to all who see me, but more importantly the self image I hold about myself.
All my life the gym has been an important aspect of what makes me, me. I train to not only feel healthy but to create, I hope, a body that though not the best in the world, nevertheless is one that stimulates positivity in my mind so enhancing and cultivating a good self image – coupled with that indispensable pinch of modesty of course!! Lol
Healthy soul, aware of and acknowledging the christain principles of living. Healthy body, which I believed I was maintaining through training and diet. And ultimately they both being the foundation stones to a healthy mind.
That would all be great if it wasn’t for the dreaded age increse lol For years I have trained the same and eaten what I believed to be healthy food.
I would have cereal of cornflakes, try and take rice more than potatoes. Loved dried dates, lychees and bananas. Took me honey regularly as well as smoothies but as the years came so the fat level came lol I just could not understand it. What was I doing different that my life now had turned from enjoying my training to missing training due to feeling it wasn’t worth the effort any more. I no longer liked what I saw in the mirror and all my efforts to halt the muscle lose and fat gain seemed to fail.
Through all the online searching and fat lose pills, sports supplements or new training routines I came across Patrick Holfords books in Amazon. The more I read the more I began to see that my body was taking sugar from foods that I thought were healthy and was storing it as fat.
You can imagine it didn’t take long to hit the buy button for Patrick’s “The Low-GL Diet Bible, the perfect way to lose weight, gain energy and improve your health.”
That was almost two months ago and since then I have lost about 4kg weight but a couple of guys in the gym have commented that I look more muscular, which is brilliant to hear. My energy level is up and I genuinely feel fantastic.
So impressed am I with the instructions and recipes, that I wrote to his web site and asked if it would be possible to include recipies I make in my blog and a lovely Jodie Hart said that would be great.
So lol yesterday I baked my first ever cake, a walnut and carrot cake, deeeeeeelicious to say the least. Unfortunately it didn’t live long enough for me to get photos of it, but I will bake another one and post the recipe up on the blog.
So I am thankful for coming across Patrick’s books and would recommend them to everyone. There is practical information, easy recipies, downright common sense diet advice and most importantly a very workable and enjoyable path for health, weight control and greater energy.
For anyone looking to read about this lifestyle change his web site is here
Take care and look out for the walnut and carrot low gl pure healthy AND delicious cake.