Be honest, how many times over the years have you tried to get healthy, to only cave-in for Thursday night Happy Hour, Friday night beer and pizza, or Sunday afternoon wings and nachos?
The question is, how is the yo-yo dieting impacting your health, and equally important, your ability to realize your full potential in life and at work?
Most likely, you’ll deal with acute or chronic symptoms, excess weight, lethargy, constant food cravings, or at the very least, a disconnect from what you’re really committed to creating in life.
The evolution of modern society has not been kind to the human body. Statistics of chronic disease are off the charts, and yet we’re considered a sophisticate if we’re a foodie. One out of every four of us suffers from a chronic disease, yet, we’re counted as worldly if we know fine wines. One out of every four of us suffers from two or more chronic diseases, yet we’re regarded as cultured if we’ve dined at the best restaurants.
Here are 5 ways to counter the harmful impact of modern society on your body:
Food as Identity
In times when food as identity pulls us to the most unhealthy lifestyle habits in history, we must learn how to commit to our health newly. We must learn to practice habits that help us get healthy for life.
Healthy for Life,
Is a simple 3-part method that was designed to help you create lasting results in the area of health and wellbeing, for the grander benefits of all that becomes possible when you live inside a healthy body. One part is not more important than another — All parts are integral to the other — each depends on the other. With Healthy for Life, you learn,
- How to use nutrition for maximum energy and balance
- How to use what you think in ways that serve your goals, rather than defeat them
- Why connecting to something bigger, beyond yourself, is integral to what matters most to you.
You need vital nutrition to maintain vibrant health, energy and inner-balance. Your body contains nearly 100 trillion cells, with at least 10x more bacteria than cells, and a number of biological systems that all depend on you taking in the vital nutrition.
If your body is healthy and in balance, it can carry out all the specific functions it needs to for basic, everyday living. Without vital nutrition and inner balance your body starts to “talk to you,” through symptoms like allergies, chronic headaches and fatigue. If you ignore these common symptoms, your body will begin to “scream” a little louder with chronic and acute problems, like disease. It really is that simple. Your body needs vital nutrition to carry out every biochemical processes in your body.
A common question I hear from clients, or potential clients is, “I always start out strong, but then I lose interest. What can I do to stay strong in my get-healthy game?”
Choose thoughts that drive your larger goals. Choose thoughts that inspire you to take the actions you know will make a difference. Get ruthless in weeding out limiting thoughts that hold you back. Consider these questions,
- What are you committed to creating in life? Make choices that support you achieving that.
- WHY do you want to be healthy? Buff? Looking HOT? What could be possible if you looked and felt your best? Focus on your why!
- What could you be doing, what would you be doing, if you weren’t struggling with food all the time? Develop a relationship to that, that will keep you in the game!
- When you’re clear on what could be possible if you looked and felt your best, when you’re clear on why you want what you want, use that as leverage to hold steady when your friends invite you to indulge in ways you no longer care for.
Many today feel fragmented and disconnected from what matters most to them. How can you choose what is best for you from that state of being?
Living on a poor diet affects you on a biochemical level and can cause you to feel this way, no doubt. Indulging negative and limiting thoughts can also cause you to feel this way.
And feeling cut off from what scientists call the Laws of Nature, or what others call Universal Laws, laws that say you are connected to everything, and that what you think, what you say, what you do and what you believe will have a corresponding effect on everything and everyone, including you, can also cause you to feel this way. What good can come from feeling cut off from the larger essence of life?
If you feel connected to something bigger, mindful that there’s so much more beyond your one life, you’ll find it much easier to choose what you know is best for you!
When you set out to achieve your full potential, nothing less than these three forces are at play. This is why you want to approach creating success through a holistic approach.
What could be possible if you remembered that you are part of a greater whole, and that nothing is random in your life? That the laws of cause and effect are always in motion, and that feeling connected requires effort from you everyday? What could you do differently?
Knowing that nutrition, mindset and mindfulness are equally important for you to realize your fullest potential, your most vibrant health, what could you do differently?