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The 3 Most Important Decisions In Your Life!

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I’ve shared a lot of Dr. Michael Greger’s videos of nutritionfacts.org with you.

Why?

Because the only way I know how to know if something is true is to look at the evidence, science and studies behind it.

The internet is full of “don’t eat these five foods” or “eat this to cure whatever”.

Simply put most of what we are told to do is hype filled crap designed to have you whip out your credit card or enter your Pay Pal account.

I’ve met Dr. Greger and his data and motivation is rock solid.

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Whether we choose to watch, listen and use it is, like everything, our choice in the end.

So…here is his three minute video with the three most important decisions in your life!

What you think is really important to me. Please let me know what you think here!

To Your Health,

Bruce

The Only Diet Shown To REVERSE cardiac disease

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Dr. Greger’s short video is spot on.

There has been one diet scientifically shown to reverse heart disease which is the #1 cause of death for both men and women in America.

To Your Health,

Bruce

p.s. – What we eat is very personal. What do you think? Does this approach make sense? If not, why? I’d love to hear what you think of this. Please comment.

Why You Should Care About Nutrition?

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Seems like a pretty simple question doesn’t it?

Yesterday my wife and I visited the coast of Maine to see a cottage that was built by my ancestors in 1893. They called it “Spruce Ease” and about 15 years ago we sold it you the next door neighbor who fully restored it. They did a fantastic job!

During our visit we met the brother of the previous owner of the neighbor’s cottage. Tom is 97 and sharp as a tack.

Here’s Tom and the view he was taking in from the cottage.mr-evans-southport-9-9-16

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Dr. Greger did a short video on why nutrition is so important. It is well worth watching.

To your Health!

 

Bruce

 

Predicting Your Future?

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Benjamin Franklin said it like this… “He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.”

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.”

And Napoleon Hill said it with this explanation….

If you don’t want your life to be “messed up,” don’t fool around with those who have messed up theirs.

It is a peculiarity of human relationships that it is virtually impossible for one individual to have a lasting positive influence upon members of a group of negative thinkers.

Usually, it works the other way.

You cannot maintain a positive, productive attitude if you spend all your time with negative people.

Those who have wrecked their own lives (and usually blame their misfortune on others) are not the kind of people who will help you achieve success in your own life.

Choose your friends and associates carefully, and refrain from complaints about your job, your company, or any individual.

Spend your time with positive, ambitious people who have a plan for their lives. You will find that their optimism is infectious.

All three of these people said the same thing but in different words.

Pick your friends and associates carefully as the association with them will very likely predict your future in terms of wealth, health, accomplishments and happiness.

Birds of a feather truly do flock together. So pick wisely!

Bruce

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way!

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Happy Labor Day!

My wife and I are in Maine at the home my great, great grandfather built in the 1860’s.

It has stood the test of time amazingly well and comes complete with a barn and two horse stalls. And speaking of two. It has a two person outhouse INSIDE at the rear of the home.I guess that was indoor plumbing in the 1860’s.

I wanted to share a story I learned about my grandfather a couple years ago.

It is worth watching this short video for what his story taught me about persistence and opportunity.

If you want to read the story in his own words here is the article he wrote in 1953 for his 50th high school reunion. If you seem like your’re lost at times just scroll down and the story will continue.

Here’s to persistence and knocking on those doors of opportunity.

Bruce

The First Hour Of Your Day!

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Good Monday morning! The start of a fresh new week!

Yesterday I mentioned developing a “playbook” for achieving your goals.

Like any journey starting is key!

Let’s dispatch of any idea that I am perfect. I am far from it but I thought I’d follow my own advice so here’s how I started today.

• I got up a little before 5 and avoided looking at my phone, email, news and computer. (harder than it sounds).

• I spent about 10 minutes in meditation. (Email me if you want the specifics but just sitting quietly listening to your     breath is a good start and harder than it sounds….your mind will wander…that’s normal)

• I planned the day focusing on the most important three things I need to do to move toward my goals. (I use The          Self Journal. Here’s a sample page)

• I said my daily affirmations

• I walked for 10 minutes on the treadmill to warm up and MOVE!

• I did 15 minutes of strength training

• I took in a quick peek at nature (20 seconds…here’s what I looked at from the trail cam in our woods)

Depending on your schedule an hour might be hard to set aside unless you get up early but any time is a good start. The Self Journal and sitting quietly might take 10-15 minutes so if nothing else that would be a great start!

What do you think? Leave a comment here.

To Your Quantum Leap In Health,

Bruce

I Don’t Get It?

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So here’s what I don’t get.

After seeing reports on the the state of Connecticut’s financial woes and getting the stats on the lack of home sales in Connecticut and the reasons why, for some reason I felt compelled to send our Senator an email.

His email autoresponder efficiently responded thanking me for my email with the following message.

“It is my intent to read and respond personally to each letter and e-mail I receive. However, I receive an extraordinarily high volume of mail and it therefore may take several weeks before I am able to fully respond to your letter. I appreciate your patience and apologize for the delay.”

I remember being told that using “But” and “However” is like taking an eraser to whatever came before it.

For those in the private sector I know what would happen if we responded to our boss’s email with “I’m very busy and therefore it may take several weeks to respond”. And I bet you know what would happen to.

OK. That’s my morning rant.

Let’s not take weeks to get to the task at hand.

Yesterday we said we’d look at a list of what to eat and what not to eat and how a plant based diet helped President Bill Clinton address his cardiac disease and lose weight in the process.

So let’s do that.

In Dr. Greger’s book “How Not To Die” he had two simple (I love simple) graphics to guide nutrition.

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The traffic light is simple to remember and a pretty helpful tool. The more of the daily dozen you can do the better!

Let’s make what not to eat simple too. If you remember the yellow and red traffic light categories you have a pretty good guide.

Just like driving, you can run some yellow and red lights and get lucky but I would recommend it.

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. who has reversed heart disease which is the number one killer of men and women in America.

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Here’s what President Bill Clinton experienced with Dr. Esselstyn’s program.

What do you think? You can comment here.

 

Bruce

 

How Your Brain Can Prevent Weight Loss

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Do you ever wonder if it’s possible that your brain can be preventing weight loss?

If so, you are on the right track to understanding the key to permanent weight loss?

Here’s how that happens in this week’s video.

p.s. – I will be closing registration soon for this week’s first webinar which is part of The Whipple Way 4 Week No Fluff Weight Loss Program. So if you’d like to be part of this small group click here to grab one of the last spots at only $99 for this 4 week online program. And you’ll even get a guarantee.

 

How NOT To Lose Weight!

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For a long time I lived in the world of yo-yo dieting.

I’d try the latest diet and lose weight but it wasn’t an eating plan I could maintain and when I went off that diet the weight came roaring back. Enter the world of yo-yo weight loss and GAIN!  Sound familiar?

So the answer to “How NOT To Lose Weight” is to latch on to the latest diet you see and treat it as the diet du jour or month. Sure you’ll lose weight but rarely will it stay off.

On January 25, 2015 the New York Post ran an article titled “We’re all fat again”:More “Biggest Loser” contestants reveal secrets.
Here’s a really interesting excerpt…

Producers told The Post, “We stand behind the integrity and safety of the show. Our contestants are closely monitored and medically supervised.”

But both ex-Losers are in contact with other contestants — there’s a private alumni site on Facebook — and the most scandalous secret, Mendonca says, is that just about everyone’s gained the weight back, herself included.

“NBC never does a reunion,” she says. “Why? Because we’re all fat again!”

That’s not really different than most diets.

I recently read a statistic that 99% of people who try to lose weight do not get slender and stay slender long term. And just as scary is they stated that of those that do get slender 99% gain it back over the next ten years.

I bet you’re a lot like me and have lived that frustration. All that work to lose the weight only to gain it back again.

Last night I woke up around 2:00 AM and did what I know I shouldn’t do…I checked my email. As my wife, Pat, tells me frequently “When you sleep you should actually sleep!”

I saw an email from Virginia that read “I have read the information and find it very helpful thank you”. She was referring to “The Whipple Way” report I did. That report explains why we are overweight and a two week eating plan (with recipes) to let you see if a whole food, plant based diet is for you. And guess what….there is NO CALORIE COUNTING.

And it’s not all about weight loss. When I began eating “The Whipple Way” my cholesterol dropped 81 points in two months. That’s right…only two months without any medication. Just food!

In case you missed it here’s a direct link to download the “The Whipple Way” FREE report. I hope you find it fins it as helpful as Virginia did.

So download the report, give it a whirl and let the results speak for themselves.

I take you sharing your inbox with me very seriously. I hope you are seeing I hate hype and fluff. Trust takes time and is earned over time. I believe if I give you the truth and information that you can action and that works in time you will trust me. That’s my goal.

Have a great week and please scroll down and please leave a comment, question and maybe even share this email with a friend if you found it helpful.

To Your Quantum Leap In Health,

Bruce

Getting Back On The Horse

How To Get Back On The Horse?

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45% of us make New Year’s Resolutions* but only 8% of us are successful in achieving our resolution. Ever wonder why?

So what’s the top resolution? Right..it’s weight loss.

Most don’t make it past January before throwing in the towel but we’re not most people, are we?

What most people don’t get is this truth.

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It really is true that if you don’t quit you can’t fail. The truth is most people fail their way to success. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times before successfully inventing the light bulb which is all anyone remembers…he got there!

And please remember this if you remember nothing else. The person who says “it can’t be done” shouldn’t interrupt the person who is doing it!

So accept that temporary failure is just that…”temporary”… and get back on that horse. But be smart about it.

Whenever you slip up and “fall off the horse” consider what the causes are. There is almost always a “trigger”.

There are tons of triggers but think back to when you deviated from your plan. Maybe you went to a party and ate way too much. Then you beat yourself up the next morning when you stepped on the scale and said…maybe nexy year.

But after you slip go back to the reasons you started in the beginning. Did you use the weightview tool? If you did, look at it again and if not use it. Visualization really does help.

If you don’t have an “accountability buddy” think about finding one. There is strength in numbers.

Have you used a food log? If not download this one. But here’s a different way to use it. Most people keep it as a journal. But if you write down what you plan to eat and the exercise tomorrow your odds of sticking to it skyrocket.

It’s like the “to do” list you write BEFORE you go shopping. If you don’t use a grocery list you will almost always forget some things and buy some things you’ll wish you didn’t. The same is true with a food log!

So if your New Year Resolution hasn’t worked out like you hoped it would let’s agree to reset the clock and make March 1st our New Year! Make sense?

Just remember “You can’t fail if you don’t quit!

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* – according to www.statisticbrain.com

To Your Quantum Leap In Health,

 

Bruce








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