Many times, people come to me immediately after medical news. Pre-Diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension are the most common. The news is rarely a total surprise but shocking all the same. So Now what?
More than likely, your doctor will prescribe a medication and instruct you to make some lifestyle changes. Less stress, more sleep, diet and exercise. This is the recipe for nearly all of our “self induced” medical problems. But while the directions for the medications are clear, the advice for “lifestyle changes” is vague. It’s not what doctors specialize in.
Every job is made easier with the right tools, or “Tools of the Trade”. A carpenter has saws and hammers, lawyers use books and doctors use mystic powers. Just kidding. The same is true when you are trying to lose weight. For weight loss, tools of the trade are items that will make your fitness journey easier and educate you as you go.