Who Moved My Cheesecake?- A Man's Guide on How to Avoid Being Dragged Kicking and Screaming into Middle Age

Who Moved My Cheesecake?- A Man's Guide on How to Avoid Being Dragged Kicking and Screaming into Middle Age

by Aftan Romanczak

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Who Moved My Cheesecake?- A Man's Guide on How to Avoid Being Dragged Kicking and Screaming into Middle Age by Aftan Romanczak

Who Moved My Cheesecake? – A Man’s Guide on How to Avoid being Dragged Kicking and Screaming into Middle Age

In 2006, as I approached the age of forty-seven, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, being fat, and lazy. I had two choices; continue with my current lifestyle and die or change. I chose change. I’m not a doctor, although sometimes I play one for my wife. This book chronicles my strange, roller coaster path to surviving middle age and the steps I took so I could be around to watch my little girl grow up. Hopefully, It can be a wake up call for the majority of regular guys in this country like me who need a swift kick in the butt to wake up before it is too late. The truth is sometimes stranger than fiction and this book is an example. If I can help just one person make a change, then it worth although the research, time and effort.

This book is for you if:

• If you think “The Zone” is what happens to Tiger Woods at one of the four majors.
• If you think getting out of your chair during a game to find the remote is exercise.
• If you want to throw your Twinkie® at the screen when you see a commercial with Jared but you don’t want to give up the sugary goodness.
• If you think “The Glycemic Index” measures stock performance.
• If you think “Weight Watcher®” is a scale.
• If you tried to check yes for organ donation at the DMV and the person at the counter started laughing hysterically.
• If you can’t see your toes when standing up.
• If you can’t see the toilet when peeing.
• If your wife says she will love you no matter how big you get.
• If someone tells you the camera adds thirty pounds.

No matter where you are in the process of changing your life and health this book will help you simplify the process, cut through the bull and hopefully make you laugh.

Chapters include:

• Welcome to “The HoHo Brotherhood of the Baggy Sweatpants.”
• The Physical or “Doc, You want to stick your what in my what?”
• Genetics – We are what we eat and it’s not your fault!
• Diet: The four letter word or “Honey, Who moved my cheesecake?”
• The double four letter word: Exercise
• Nutritional supplements, nutriceuticals, and functional foods: the good, the fads, the ugly
• Beverages- Sports nutrition, energy drinks, and watching sports sober
• So what’s the payoff?
• “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011910296
Publisher: Lindsay Lu Marketing LLC
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 95 KB

About the Author

Aftan has served for the last 10 years as Director of Research & Development, Purchasing and Risk Assessment for Steak-Out Franchising, Inc., a home meal replacement concept specializing in delivery of cooked-to-order steak, chicken, and seafood entrees, burgers and sandwiches, and specialty salads for 70 franchise units in the Southeastern United States.

In 2006, He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. In 2008, he successfully survived quadruple bypass heart surgery.

He is a member of the Research Chefs of America and The Institute of Food Technologists. Aftan has been published in over 40 articles, including three feature stories, five cover stories in Nation’s Restaurant News, and a feature article in the New York Times on Food Safety Communication. He has also presented at several of the industry’s premier conferences. Aftan was a panel member on the 2003 NRN Food Safety Roundtable; He was a speaker on Dealing with Risk in a Brave New World at MUFSO 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. He spoke at the Foodservice Symposium 2005 on Managing the Threat of Food-borne Illness and in 2007; he spoke on Emerging Food Safety technologies. He has presented at the Food Safety Summit in Washington, D.C. In 2007, he received an award from Foodservice and Packaging Institute for Innovation in Food Safety Packaging.

Aftan has been a foodservice professional for 26 years. His career started with Grisanti, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky where he served as General Manager of Sixth Avenue – an American Regional Cuisine restaurant that hosted the First Symposium on American Cuisine in 1982. Aftan also served as General Manager of Casa Grisanti, the only Mobil Four Star restaurant in Kentucky during the 1980’s, and helped develop the Grisanti Casual Italian Restaurant chain.

After spending over a decade working for Michael Grisanti, former President of the National Restaurant Association, Aftan was approached by John Y. Brown, the former Governor of Kentucky and President of Kentucky Fried Chicken, to help develop a rotisserie chicken concept called “Kenny Rogers Roasters” As Director of Research & Development, Aftan spearheaded menu development as the chain grew to over 350 units domestically and 50 units internationally before joining Steak-Out.

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