Top of the day to you and a very Happy Memorial Day
For years we have promoted having your Protein Meal at the latter part of the
day and your Starch Meal around the Noontime. This is all shown very clearly
in "The Perfect Diet MINI Program". However
I would like to suggest that since there are so many folks who read this weekly
message who are in the corporate world and eat out at the noontime most of the
time, to eat the Protein Meal at this time.
We have found it to be healthier to eat the Protein Meal at the Noontime because
it's a real challenge to get any quality starches when we eat out. I can't even
imagine getting quality pasta or rice or the way they prepare the baked potatoes
out would turn anyone's nose up. There are some real horror stories about that.
A lot of my clients and inner circle members are asking me about this a lot
and this seems to work much better to have the Protein Meal at the Noontime
if you have to eat out. Now eating home is a completely difference story as
you are in total charge there. It's more of a quality issue than anything else
And of course watch your combinations of food. There are 3 Commandments of
Eating and 7 Proper Food Combining Rules so you can ELIMINATE INDIGESTION entirely,
which are also found in "The Perfect Diet MINI Program"
We are all commemorating this day to the ones who served in the military and
gave the supreme sacrifice of their lives for their country. I am a veteran
myself and I am so glad we honor those who served. I would also like to honor
those who are living right now who are making a positive difference.
One of my clients sent me this the other day and I thought it was so strong
that I wanted to close this week's message with it
check it out!
It's called "The Wooden Bowl"
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year grandson.
The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.
The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands
and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the
floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.
The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.
"We must do something about Grandfather," said the son. "I've
had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor."
So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather
ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner.
Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden
bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a
tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him
were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the
father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child
sweetly, "What are you making?"
Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for
you and Mama to eat your food when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled
and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started
to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to
the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family.
And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when
a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens how bad it seems
today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making
a "life" and that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both
hands. You need to be able to throw something back. And that if you pursue happiness,
it will elude you. But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs
of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness resides within
I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone. People
love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on
the back. Sometimes all people really need is a little something to make them
People will forget what you said ... people would forget what you did...but
people will NEVER forget how you made them feel. Best to you and thanks for
always reading my weekly messages. It helps me to know that I am making a difference
with them. Thanks a million and again, Happy Memorial Day!
Wayne "The Mango Man" Pickering = The Ambassador for Health
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