Welcome to my blog! I am Debanik, friends and family have started calling me ‘Nik’ of late. I graduated in economics and work in finance, so this blog has nothing to do with what I do for a living. At least for now….bring on the sponsors!!
I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist or a dietitian, which means I am no expert in anything that I write about in my blog. Yet, I just might make a whole lot of sense 🙂
I am just a huge health and fitness enthusiast. I am also a foodie. I eat with gusto. I love thinking about food. I love talking about food. I love cooking. I love reading cookbooks. I love food shopping. I am a health researcher. I read medical journals and medical research papers for fun. And I believe that our wellness (from a health perspective) is totally completely related to the food we eat. That’s what this blog is about.
I have dabbled with various advises on diets and exercise regimes. I have tried everything from daily 10 km runs to short high intensity training, from eating 6-8 small meals a day to eating 1 meal a day, spending hours in the gym to staying off the gym for years. I just want to put my perspective on these issues as I experienced them and share all the information I have so that you can make some informed choices. It is not easy for anybody to make the right choices given the extent of propaganda and misinformation doing the rounds in health and nutrition matters.
Over the course of my writings I will hopefully make you think about the fundamentals that might have been forgotten in fast paced modern lifestyle. Just a nudge and a poke to gently remind you of things you did growing up and try to find a reason why we did those things or why we were told to do things in certain ways. Hopefully you can make some choices for you and your near and dear ones which will make a difference in their well being for the rest of their lives. This will not be a blog about weight loss or diet fads, nor is it about denying yourself (hmmmm…just a bit, maybe), or making sacrifices (depends what you consider as a sacrifice, of course). Instead, it is about a way of life which will be enjoyable and also give you back your youthful energy levels.
Today, it disturbs me to see so many of us become victims of metabolic syndrome in our 30’s and 40’s. At the same time we see our parents, well into their 80’s enjoying life, mostly disease free. They didn’t have fitness centers in every street corner, they didn’t have 60” television screens blasting them with food advice every hour. Somewhere in the last 30 years or so the wheels have fallen off the health wagon. Somehow, all the nutrition advises that we are getting and we are believing and we are following are making us sicker in greater numbers than ever before.
If we continue in this fashion, we will be fortunate to see our children graduate and really lucky b*’°^$% (blokes) to play frisbee with our grandkids. Now, more than ever, we simply cannot hand over our health to bad advise. Today we have the power of information and we have a reasonably developed grey matter (most of us, anyway) to understand what could be a better choice for our well being.
I honestly believe that if you are rightly informed you can make the right choices for yourself and your kids. Especially your kids! As parents we must take responsibility of their health, at least until such time that they are on their own. Give them the best start in life and help them make the right choices. But to do that WE need to educate ourselves.
It is not about attaining perfect weight, don’t bother if you are a few kilos up or down as long as you are in the right space (space..not point!) in terms of health. We need to understand that every person is unique and that there is no right weight. If you have your markers (for inflammation, insulin sensitivity, hypertension, visceral fat, triglycerides… to name a few) in the right zone, if you are energetic, you sleep well, you haven’t forgotten your wife’s (or husband’s) name and you eat real food, then you should be fine. Don’t be picky about a few pounds.
All the information I will share is available in the public domain and I will just be bringing it together to make it simpler for you. You, my friends, have to “own” the choices you make, not in the context of right or wrong, but simply to be well-informed about the consequences. Then, as you face these choices all day long that either promote or compromise your long-term health, you can feel empowered that you are in control of your destiny.
The title ‘FundasForLife’ is explained briefly in my first blog.
Let’s get on with it…..
This blog is a compilation of my opinions. It’s not advice; it’s information that you can take or leave as you please. I don’t intend it to replace professional medical consultation or treatment. Your health is in your own hands.
The contents of this blog are for information purposes only. The information contained or the views expressed here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and should not be taken as qualified medical expertise.
While I am a health and fitness enthusiast, my views are just that – my views.
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