The Man’s Diet Plan…That Works

 firemanThat's it.  That's all I'm posting.  Just thought you all would like to look at this.  Have a look.

OK, now on to the diet and exercise portion of this blog which is what I'm supposed to be writing about!  My good friend's husband is a firefighter.  At the ripe old age of 40 Jay went through the GRUELING training necessary to pass all the physical tests along side all the 20-somethings in his class.  He did so with flying colors and has maintained this level of fitness for 10 years so I know he knows things about diet and exercise.  Last weekend at The Firefighters Annual Chili Cookoff I overheard a conversation between he and a young man who had just failed the first physical to get into the firefighting training program.  This boy was clearly out of shape. Here was Jay's advice:      

"Eat half of what you're eating now and run everyday."

The boy's eyes lit up, his face changed from desperate to determined, he nodded vehemently and pumped Jay's arm in a solid promise of a handshake, thanked him and left.

"THAT'S IT??" I yelled.  "I spend countless hours moulding my message in hopes of one person grabbing hold of one of my "baby step" lifestyle "tweaks" that might make a positive change in their weight and all you say is 'Eat half of what you're eating now and run every day??!'"

"That's what works", he said.

And I know it will. To the point, no nuance, no cheats, just basic, accurate advice that when followed with dedication will get positive results.  Men.  You've got to admire the simple brilliance of their minds sometimes.

I am soooo going to use this story in my next presentation.  But I'll need to carefully place it towards the end of my script otherwise I'd end up with the shortest, most effective keynote in the history of motivational speakers on health and wellness!

Eat less and move more ladies. 



Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. Wow! Polly! That is FANTASTIC!!! And yes, we motivational speakers do have some rather long lists of things to do to be more successful at this or that or whatever. But THIS gets RIGHT to the point and sounds very effective!  AND – you made me laugh! That would be the shortest keynote speech in the history of mankind, but then if you just put THAT photo up on your slide, the audience (assuming they are women) wouldn't care. They would just happily stare at the picture for the next 55 minutes!

  2. Isn't it the truth that the most profound things are the most simple?  And yes a picture is worth a 1000 words!!!

  3. Now if only I would stick with the eye candy rather than the real stuff, I'd eat less!

  4. I'm not sure the "simple brilliance of their mind" is what people are going to notice in this photo : )   Thanks Polly – once again you helped simplify healthy!  

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