I recently met someone who was 50 pounds overweight. They said they wanted to lose weight. They said they wanted to look and feel their very best selves again.
But, they did not want to stop eating all of their favorite foods.
I totally get it. I remember when my ideas about what to eat came from my family’s traditions, from my friend’s and their families’ traditions, from the larger social moré traditions. Even from the ways every mood, emotion, thought and idea defined the foods I craved.
And the irony is, the modern economy continues to get better and better at satisfying our every want and desire.
As fast-food nation and the consumer economy grows, we get to satiate the complexities of everything we think we want or need right now, with what our inner world demands, what every impulse, thought and desire insists upon, rather than move closer to what we intuitively know is healthier for us, what is best for us.
So who chooses for you? Your traditions? Your friend’s and your communities traditions? Your world at large, or you?
As in the metaphor, “is it better to give a man a fish, or to teach him to fish,” do you think it is better to order a healthy meal when you are out once-in-a-while, or do you think it is better to create a lifestyle of healthy habits that ask you to reconnect to the basic laws of nature and your inner-knowing of what best fuels and nourishes your body?
If you want to lose weight, if you want to look and feel your very best, you have to deliberately choose what you want, so you can put into action a winning game-plan. Thinking about it, like the person I met, is just that, thinking about it, which ultimately leaves you in default-mode.
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