Pondering, and Feb. 2019 Boot Camp Details / by Stephen Cooper

Years ago I used to send out my newsletter only once a month.  Yes, only once a month.  It had about four sections, including a book review and a nutrition section.  At that time, I really felt that once a month was enough information to handle for my clients.

I laugh to myself as to how things have changed when it comes to the availability and the avalanche of information.  I just read a "social media expert" who suggested that businesses post 6-7 times per day alone, on Instagram.

But I wonder...

Does more information produce better results or more happiness?

I don't think so.

When you are thirsty, you need a cup of clean cool water...you don't need a firehose blast of questionable city water.

I don't believe that the incessant stream of breaking news, tips, photos, fads, and other interruptions really produce lasting results.  It's like drinking a soda.  Sweet and enjoyable in the moment, but fat producing and depressing in the long run.

Here are a few things I've been pondering over lately...

Why the calorie is broken.  (article)
"A calorie isn’t just a calorie. And our mistaken faith in the power of this seemingly simple measurement may be hindering the fight against obesity."

Why You Shouldn't RELY on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (video)

10 Tips from the Brazilian Health Ministry, The Brazilian Guide to Weight Loss

" Eat food, mostly stuff that has grown in Brazil for centuries, with other people."

Guideline link to full report in English - https://www.foodpolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/Brazilian-Dietary-Guidelines-2014.pdf

That's it for this month.  Make the most of each day :)

Contact me with questions, and to take part in our February Boot Camp.