Having Fun Is First Step To Sustained Weight Loss

IMG_2197The very idea that you can have fun while losing weight sounds crazy. Losing weight is all about denial. It is about eating things we don’t like. It is about exercising and pain.

WRONG. The breakthrough research in my new book, The Boomer Generation Diet, is that having fun is critical to sustained weight loss success.

Yes…we can have fun and lose weigh. In fact, my research has identified that having fun is critical to losing weight. Continue reading

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How Autonomous Electric Cars Will Reshape Business Auto Fleets

Bill Roth at 2016 NAIAS with all electric Chevy Bolt

Bill Roth at 2016 NAIAS with all electric Chevy Bolt

Autonomous electric cars are on the cusp of transforming business auto fleets. These smart cars will deliver a quantum leap in cost reduction. They will accelerate the shift to “mobility as a services.” Not unlike how smart phones have impacted telecommunications, your business fleet is on a technology threshold of dramatically lower operating costs, increased productivity and reduced emissions.

Smart cars are coming to your business fleet

Autonomous and electric technologies dominated the 2016 North American International Auto Show. Ford provides an example. They announced plans to invest $4.5 billion to launch 13 electric car models by 2020. Last Fall Ford invited me to their new engineering and research center in Silicon Valley. This is a new initiative to advance smart and connected vehicles. To accelerate this initiative Ford entered into a joint development agreement with Google to build an autonomous vehicle. This type of commitment to autonomous and electric technologies will transform the composition and management of business auto fleets.

The economies of autonomous electric cars

Even at $1.50 per gallon, autonomous electric cars will reshape the economics of business auto fleets. Here’s how: Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Reduce Stress And Your Weight

The NEW (and thinner!) Bill Roth

The NEW (and thinner!) Bill Roth

44% of Americans feel more stress than they did five years ago. 40% of stressed people over eat or eat unhealthy food. In fact, research now points to overeating as our body’s effort to generate serotonin, the body’s natural “feel good” chemical.

My experience is that you can eat healthy and exercise but if you do not reduce your stress you will not achieve sustained weight loss. Having fun is the key to sustained weight loss.

How having fun helped me lose 30 pounds

I tried exercising as a way to reduce stress and lose weight. It increased my stress because I challenged myself to exercise to lose weight. I set, and questioned, my performance. Most tellingly, I jumped on the scales after exercising and too often felt dejected over not losing weight.

Then I read this quote by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple:
“We’re not focused on the numbers. We’re focused on the things that produce the numbers.” Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Weight Crisis Is Crushing Medicare And Millennials

IMG_3445Medicare is projected to spend 72 percent MORE for the remaining lifetime of a typical 65 year old in 2030 than a 65 year old in 2010. Obesity is a major reason why. Almost TWICE as many baby boomers will be suffering from obesity in 2030 than 2010.

Is this the legacy we want to leave our kids?

Reducing the national debt and government fiscal responsibility is a major baby boomer focus. Yet Social Security and Medicare now represents two-thirds of the annual Federal budget. Medicare alone equals about one-fourth of all government spending. The “tell like it is” numbers are squarely pointing the finger at the boomer generation as the cause of spiraling government expenditures. Their lifestyle, and its unintended weight-related health cost consequences, is the greatest threat to our country’s ability to balance its budget and the future prosperity of our children and grandchildren. Continue reading

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Chevy Bolt Most Exciting Car At 2016 NAIAS

IMG_3629The Chevy Bolt stole the show at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. It did so because it is the first electric car that can deliver 200 plus mile range on a single charge plus sell for less than $30,000 after tax credits. The Chevy Bolt could be the auto industry’s iPhone offering a disruptive technology at a competitive price. Continue reading

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Are You Ready?

IMG_2197Are you tied of looking in the mirror and not recognizing who you see? You are not alone. We are all overweight.

That is the stunning finding of my pioneering research. It is not you. It is not me. IT IS US!

We have tried all the diets. They don’t work. We may lose some weight but then we gain it back. Plus it is a miserable experience.

We have tried exercise. Who wants to workout after a hard day at work and dealing with family stresses?

Many of us have just given up. We have accepted plus size clothing as the new norm. Will you try one more time to rediscover the thinner, healthier and happier you?

Why you must try one more time!

Here’s why I want you to try one more time. My years of original research have uncovered lifestyle best practices that will let you break free from weight gain and live more+. Continue reading

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TubbyFandango Is Dead

Yes…we have lost TubbyF. He died 30 pounds ago.

Gone is his handicap parking permit. He now walks (and runs) pain free.

Bill Roth author of The Boomer Generation DietGone is his plus size clothing. He gave them to GoodWill.

The good news is that what we used to love about TubbyF is still lives. There are still the laughs at his sunset happy hours. His dinner parties are still yummy…including those sinful chocolate eclairs he serves from that wonderful French bakery.

There is a downside though. He now loves riding a mountain bike. Yep…TubbyFandango, that needed a handicap parking permit because he was so overweight it hurt to walk, now rides a mountain bike….for fun! Continue reading

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