Posted by Rich Lamberti, DCoE Chief Information Officer on January 13, 2016
Good nutrition is linked to brain health, good sleep, improving mental health and building resilience. In this blog post, Rich Lamberti, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) chief information officer, shares how he lost weight last year after years of trying.
Happy new year, everyone! It’s that time of year again for resolutions and new gym memberships. On almost everyone’s list: drop a few extra pounds and get back in shape. Many of us don’t reach that goal; I know I didn’t until last year when I dropped 50 pounds. I hope my story motivates you to end 2016 with a little less weight and maybe even a new wardrobe.
Eat Real Food
I’ve been on a few diets in my life. Some worked, some didn’t, but the golden ticket for me wasn’t a diet. What’s the secret that took away my muffin top? Eat real food. Not so fast, you say, “I eat healthy every day, but I can’t shed a single pound.” I thought so too. I suggest that you start a journal and write down everything you eat for a week, and see what you are putting in your body. I think the results will amaze you.
I’d been sweating my butt off, putting mile after mile on the stationary bike in my home gym, going nowhere fast – and not losing any weight. I’d sworn in January to get back to my baseball-playing weight of 180 pounds, but it seemed like 2015 was going to be another year I passed up the chance to play a sport I enjoy.