Before you read any further, this challenge is not a diet. The word diet itself does nothing but set you up for failure. If you look up the definition of the word ‘diet’ in any dictionary you will fail to find a definition suggesting that a diet is “an unrestricted, yet healthy and balanced approach to what we consume, with the intention of not only improving, but sustaining a high level of both physical and mental health”. If a diet does not do this, then why would you even consider dieting? Yes, we can all agree it would be great to lose 10kgs in a week, but what’s the point of losing it if you’re going to put it back on? What you really need to focus on when trying to lose weight is making small healthy changes that remain with you forever. Educate yourself on what’s good for you, what’s bad for you, what you should consume more of and what you should consume less of and start incorporating these into your daily life. It might be hard at first but you can do it. Even if you only change one small habit a week by adding something that’s good for you and eliminating something that’s bad for you. Even if it takes you twelve months to get yourself into a healthy, life long eating plan, at least in 12 months you will be there. Remember, the one thing that we have no control over is time. It is the one variable that can never be controlled. 12 months from reading this article is going to be 12 months from reading this article no matter which way you look at it. You cannot change that. However, what you are doing and where you will be when that 12-month mark arrives is the variable that can be controlled. What you do within that 12 months is controlled entirely by you. You can either be in the same situation, or you can slowly chip away at what can appear to be an impossible task so that by the time the inevitable arrives, you are in a completely different situation. The choice is yours and its time to take control. Regardless of your current situation, when it comes to healthy eating, it’s never too early and it’s never too late.
This book is aimed at all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of patients with ballistic injury. It will be especially relevant for consultants and senior trainees in surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine who are likely to be involved in the management of these unique injuries. It will be an essential reference for pre-hospital care providers and nurses working in the emergency room and intensive care. Military surgeons and medical and nursing staff on deployment in regions of conflict will find the book a valuable resource.
Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine - A Practical Guide comprehensively tackles:
- self-preparation of health professionals to face a range of medical and related problems which occur in hostile and remote environments;
- war and disaster medicine, covering acute management, rehabilitation, reconstruction and prevention;
- bridging the fields of medicine, nursing, international relations, history, politics and economics.
The book also touches on nutrition, infection, trauma, psychiatry and psychological medicine and training.
James Ryan, Leonard Cheshire Professor of Conflict Recovery, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Peter F Mahoney, Consultant Anaesthetist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Conflict Medicine, Leonard Cheshire Centre, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Ian Greaves, Lecturer in Conflict Medicine, Leonard Cheshire Centre, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK Gavin Bowyer, Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, UK.