Last week I learned first hand about too much fat in my diet.

I went to the Mariners game Wednesday night and after I got back home, I developed a horrible stomach ache. Extreme pain, no way to ease it, and a terrible night sleep. The next morning, I went to the doctor and found out that I had a bomb go off due to an overabundance of fat in my diet the previous three days. I give you my evidence…

  • Sunday was Father’s Day. I had Gourmet Sloppy Joes with onion rings and cheesecake for dessert.
  • Monday was my anniversary so I feasted on a wonderful duck and linguine (dripping with oil). For dessert – Tiramisu
  • Tuesday – I had leftover duck, linguine, and cheesecake of course!
  • Wednesday before the game I went with my buddy to an Irish pub in Seattle and had their “Seattle’s best” fish and chips.

The consequential results were a traumatic night, an ensuing near no-fat diet, and potentially taking out my gall bladder.

Do you find fat in your daily work? I’m not talking about the fat you may eat in your diet. I’m talking about the fat in your day:

  • What time wasters do you have?
  • What do you do that is inefficient?
  • Where are you not productive?

All these “time-wasters” are like fat in your diet. If you overextend, they become insidious and cause you major “aches” in your wallet instead of your stomach. Like fat in a diet, a little bit of fluff in your day to reward yourself or catch your breath is fine…even healthy. But if you don’t control it, it will soon control you. The last thing you want is a “high fat” diet in your day that keeps you from being at your best.

Learn a lesson from my gall bladder. Watch your fat intake during your day – both in your work and your diet!

© 2010 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved


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