Adventures in Awesome Living

by Sunil Bali, Chief Energy Officer, 19-06-11

The newspapers in the last couple of weeks have been awash with diets, from the Cavemen Diet to the Champagne Diet. Apparently it’s still not too late to get in shape for the summer holiday.

But long term, diets don’t work. The clue is in the word: DIEt.

Whilst I’ve never had a problem doing regular exercise, I have been known to consume one or two calories more than I need – I’m prone to portion distortion! When it comes to the thorny subject of nutrition, there’s no doubt that a little less actually gives you a whole lot more.

For the last couple of months, I’ve reduced my intake of meat (if it moves, I’ll eat it) and carbs and consumed a lot more salad. And boy do I feel better for it.

Research at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that eating salad (no lard arse dressings allowed!) before a meal means that you’ll tend to consume about 100 calories less than you would without the salad. Then there are the numerous health benefits.

How a salad a day keeps the doctor away

It’s simple: high performance individuals need high octane fuel.


Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain – and most fools do - Dale Carnegie

The way we communicate with others and ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives - Tony Robbins

There is but one cause of human behaviour and that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self - William James

Great things are done by a series of small things put together - Vincent van Gogh


Food for thought:

1. Politicians and nappies have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.

2. I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with “Guess” on it…so I said “Implants?”

3. I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

4. The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

5. If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong.

6. Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

7. I don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die.

8. Hospitality: making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you wish they were.

9. Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

10. A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.

11. Just remember…if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.

12. When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

13. Whoever coined the phrase “Quiet as a mouse” has never stepped on one.

And finally….


To your success