There was a time in my life when I’d switched jobs, was living on my own, working long hours and stressing out. My exercise program fell in a black hole, I was eating the wrong food (though I didn’t know it at the time). I ended up fat and feeling unwell. It’s not a good look for someone in my profession.
At the time I was working in an environment where I was obliged to preach the mantra of eating more bread and pasta. I took my own advice. It nearly did me in.
A friend recommended I visit a naturopath. He said ‘Stop eating anything with wheat in it for a few days.’ I followed his advice. 36 hours later I woke up at 6am, bright eyed and bushy tailed for the first time in a year; the fog had lifted.
Once I cut out the garbohydrates – refined flour and sugar – my health started improving and weight started to peel off (not of course without me renewing my commitment to exercise.
Out of the ashes came the Hourglass Diet
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I put my thinking cap on and developed the concept of the Hourglass Diet, where the good food is at the top of the hourglass and the junk is at the bottom. Whilst I’m not as pure as the driven snow on the matter of eating, I stick pretty well to the Hourglass Diet. Take a look at it and see what you think.