Thursday, January 3, 2008

Career-Boost -Red Meat is Not Macho

Corporately speaking, long hours have become a badge of honor for some.

Forty hour weeks are relics of the past. Now American businessmen are putting in 50,60, and 70 hours a week to boost their careers.

At work, do you feel like you are mentally swimming through Jell-O? Are you cognitively challenged? Are your competition and peers sprinting past you? It might just be what you are or are not feeding your brain. You might be eating foods that are depleting your mind and body.

We need to understand that there are different systems within the body and that they work independently and together to form a functioning human body. Each system needs it's own group of vitamins and minerals.

The digestive system will be busy at work on your chewed-up Steak and Fettuccini lunch for the next few hours - or sometimes days - depending upon what you've eaten. This zaps your energy level.

Proper digestion, allows your body to obtain the essential nutrients and energy it needs from the quality of the food you eat. If you are going to eat that 'super sized' steak at lunch , then accompany it with an equal amount of fresh vegetables. Balance.

What can you do? Other than a brain transplant, the first step is to consciously put your health first. That means getting enough sleep, eating in accordance with our design, and getting daily, aerobic exercise.

Therefore, an executive needs to focus on whole foods and avoid junk, instant gratification cookies, and a candy bar for a burst of temporary energy.

I can help:

Chef Wendell
Motavitional Speaker and Eating Coach

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