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Death by [Poor] Diet

A new study in The Lancet has found that a poor diet is more deadly than tobacco. Unhealthy eating now accounts for 11 million deaths worldwide, (compared with 8 million tobacco deaths) mostly as a result of heart disease, followed by cancers and Type 2 diabetes.

The study found that these deaths were associated with diets low in whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds and omega-3 fatty acids

Winning at Weight Loss

FACT 1: We make around 250 food-related decisions every day without even realising it.

FACT : You only need to eat an extra 100 calories a day to gain 5.5kg (10lbs) over the course of a year.

(100 calories = 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips or 28 red grapes or 1 tablespoon of butter or 1 medium banana).

FACT : Fact One done wrong + Fact Two = Effortless weight gain

Successful weight loss involves not jut losing weight but also keeping it off. One of the biggest secrets of successful weight loss is mindful eating or being more aware of what you are eating (how it looks, feels, tastes) as well as the emotions and thoughts around why and when you eat. In a nutshell, it simply means thinking more about what you’re doing when it comes to food.

5 Healthy Living Strategies for a Better Business/Career

As an entrepreneur, I fully understand the challenge of balancing a busy working life with looking after yourself. As passionate, hands-on people, entrepreneurs and career-focused folk are keen to get the job done…many times to the detriment of their health and wellbeing.

It is so easy to forget that WE are the greatest asset our business or career has. So, as a reminder, here are my top five tried and tested tips for busy entrepreneurs and career-focused people.

Conference on Health

CCLI had the pleasure of speaking at a health conference organised by three of my clients: the Commonweallth Countries League in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago High Commission, the aim of the conference was to create awareness on specific health concerns affecting people from Commonwealth countries.

My presentation was on eating well for health and wellbeing and I injected some humour based on the current horse meat scandal. Incidentally, during