Don't Follow A Plan Unless You Can Do This One Thing

Whenever I am asked what I do for a living, I am then asked “What is the best diet for weight loss?” or “How much exercise should you do to get in shape?” It comes with the territory of being a health coach.

It is not the asking of the questions that is the problem, it’s the answer I give that seems to be the challenge for most people.

My most common answer is “turn the lights out”, which is then followed by a quizzical look. Surely there must be more to it then simply turning the lights out?

In the fantastic book ‘Lights Out’ by T.S Wiley, it has been found that the more light someone is exposed to, the greater the desire is to consume sugar. Which increases the chances of developing metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

So if you what to improve your health through losing weight and becoming fitter, then having less exposure to light (natural or artificial) would certainly help. More so in my opinion than following a diet or exercise programme, even though they would be helpful as well.