The phrase ‘you are what you eat’ is common, but little understood. If it was better understood, people would be far more careful about what they do eat. Instead, most people are blase, they eat what they find convenient with little regard to their health or their figure. However, if you adopt a policy of healthy eating for weight loss, you will understand what this phrase means.
There are many myths ‘out there’ that have become so entrenched in peoples’ belief systems, that they no longer give it any thought. And, if pushed, are very reluctant to, pulling out old phrases such as ‘everyone does this’, ‘if it weren’t true it wouldn’t be so widespread’, ‘my doctor tells me so’. Just because everyone does something doesn’t mean it is true, effective or right.
As an example, it wasn’t that long ago that small children were used as slave labour in Europe. In fact, it still goes on in many Asian countries. That doesn’t give it any credence. Just because something is common, doesn’t make it right. There are countless examples of this.
But change is slow to happen. The huge wheel of humanity grinds exceedingly slowly. It’s like a heavy goods train – it’s takes time to slow down to change direction. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen for you and yours more quickly than it happens with the majority.
Humans like to pride themselves on having intelligence. Yet few people use this outside study and work. In fact, even in these areas, their thoughts are directed by someone else. But it’s worth taking time to think about what you are doing. You can easily make time for this. Everyone is engaged in some pointless occupations that can be dropped in favour of thinking things through for themselves.
- you could have your lunch in a park
- you could let a television programme go
- you could get up half an hour earlier (which would probably mean going to bed half an hour earlier)
- you could let your thoughts go while waiting at traffic lights
- you could walk to work (or some of the way), allowing some free thinking time
So what should you be thinking about? Let’s look at an analogy. Everyone knows that if you put, say two stroke fuel mix into an unleaded car, it will not work efficiently. It will probably still work, but the exhaust will smoke and the performance will be affected. Ultimately, the engine may get clogged up and stop working altogether.
There was nothing wrong with the engine. The problem was, it was ‘fed’ the wrong fuel.
Now let’s look at you. Can you see any foods that you consume that are known to be unhealthy? What about the foods that are considered to be necessary for a balanced diet, but this is one of those myths? Do you know what the right ‘fuel’ is for good health? When you eat healthy foods (really healthy foods, not those that are necessarily considered healthy perpetrated by long standing myths), would you expect your body to perform better, be healthier?
Here’s a suggestion: ponder on the thought that milk is a good source of calcium.
The good news is that, unlike an engine, your body can recover from the clogging of the wrong diet, as long as you now eat healthy foods. Now, when you hear this phrase ‘you are what you eat’ you may understand it better. The side effect of eating healthy food is a slim, trim, lean, sexy body. You don’t have to make any effort. It just happens as a spin off. You reach your ideal weight for health.
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