January 11: Daily Eating Habits

Every little thing, over time, eventually becomes a big thing.  Small things stack up and compound to produce LARGE results.  This is especially true when it comes to our diet, which DIRECTLY AFFECTS our mental and physical health.  Changing one small eating habit, over time, can completely change and improve our mental and physical health, the appearance of our body, our hormone levels, and even our brain chemistry!  What we eat determines the amount of inflammation that occurs in our bodies.

I know this to be true from personal experience, because I went from extremely fit, healthy, and energetic, to extremely overweight and fat, lethargic, devoid of energy, unhealthy, and extremely depressed, simply by neglecting my healthy habits and slowly replacing those habits with ones which I allowed to slowly, methodically, destroy my life.  Eventually, I spent 15 years taking mood stabilizers and antidepressants to deal with the results of my lack of knowledge and discipline.

Drew Manning, the man behind Fit2Fat2Fit, is someone I began to follow and learn from, after watching his helpful, empowering interview, on the YouTube show, HEALTH THEORY.  Just go to YouTube, and type this into the search engine:  Drew Manning Health Theory.  You won’t regret it!

It takes months to realize the change.  In 2014, I shed 60 pounds and kept it off after watching the documentary FED UP.  I lost the weight by going off all medications, changing what I chose to eat, and only drinking water.  At first it was miserable, and certainly less enjoyable, but I started to feel great, then fell back into old habits, and once I started eating and drinking what I wanted again, the weight started to come back, and so did the ugly way I felt.  I quickly reverted back to the healthier eating and drinking habits, and slowly but surely the weight came back off, and I started to feel great again!

We are in control!  We are in control of every single thing we ingest.
I had an extreme weakness towards, and an addiction to, sugar.  If it was in the house, I would eventually eat or drink it, usually when I was tired, sad, weak, in physical pain, or frustrated.  It’s normal to  feel like this sometimes.  We all do.  I literally have had to make sure it isn’t readily available, because when I am tired, sad, weak, in physical pain, or frustrated, I am also too lazy to go out and get the sugar.  This is a helpful trick I learned to set myself up for success, instead of failure, in this one area of my life.  It has made all the difference in the world.

One thing I have learned on this journey is that when I have consumed protein, it alleviates my sugar cravings.  Now, even on a bad day, I no longer turn to sugars for immediate comfort.

Today I will make the time to watch, listen to, read, or focus on, content about healthier eating habits.  I know that if I improve this ONE area of my life, it will directly affect ALL other areas of my life, including my mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, chemical, hormonal health, and even my financial capabilities and the level of enjoyment in life.

 HEALTH THEORY on YouTube has many helpful shows and interviews on this topic.

To see a part of my personal transformation, which took place in my 40’s, click here.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our realities.


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