Your Challenge Today:
Influence your life for 30 – 50 years!
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
The way you think, the way you behave,
the way you eat,
can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
~ Deepak Chopra
Eat for the body that you want and influence your life by 30 to 50 years! That is a powerful concept when we think of food a fuel, food as medicine and food as an investment in our health … it all seems possible and valuable. My mission here is to promote these concepts and show us how we can achieve these goals while eating food that tastes good too. I am talking about QUALITY FOODS here — good, old-fashioned, real foods — prepared lovingly with right quality ingredients in a manner that is respectful to you and the food.
When we shift our thinking to realizing that food is fuel and medicine we can grasp the idea that food is also an investment in our well-being. I know that if you are driving a fancy, an expensive car you are not going to put cheap gas into it, you are not going to skip the scheduled maintenance and you want to protect your investment, so you are careful with your car, it is a prized possession. Let’s take care of our bodies as well and let’s do it with the same enthusiasm and commitment as we have for our car or other cherished possessions.
When we take pride in our physical body, we eat for the health and fitness that we want; we are promoting our longevity and well-being for years to come. We are putting ourselves in the place of most potential for a long healthy life minimizing possible pain and disease. That does not mean that we can never eat cake or french fries again, it does suggest that we are mindful to keep these less healthy options to a minimum on one of our days off plan.
The goal is to appreciate, respect and
have consideration for your body.
You cannot out train a bad diet!
When we take pride in our body, we eat for the health #LivingFitLifestyle Click To Tweet
I have definitely changed my thinking, feeling, and behaviors around food. But I have to say it’s been a long slow road, and I still have a way to go. But I think twice about what I want to buy, cook, or order out. My biggest challenge is portions. My biggest success is adding new healthy choices that I stayed away from in the past. So in my 60’s I’m investing in the next 20 years not 50 years.
Thank you Linda – It’s great to know that you are thinking about yourself and investing in your healthy future!! Make it the best future you can and have more fun!
good habits need to start one day at a time. i have 3 days under my belt now. i am already feeling better, physically and emotionally. i am slowing down when i eat each mouthful and thinking about what i will eat ahead of time. so far, so good. i’m also keeping a food diary. this is different for me. i feel more accountable.
Nice Debbie — it’s always one day at a time, one meal at a time and everyday is a new day! Keeping a food journal is a great idea — it’s between you and you — and gathering that information is the best way to learn what works and what doesn’t. After a while, you will begin to see some patterns and that’s what you are looking for. Keep it up and WELCOME BACK!!!
I am so grateful that I am not really tempted any more to reach for junk. I have to say that when I was sick I found it hard to eat greens, and I did have a craving for cupcakes… but I did pretty good overdosing on chicken soup. Now I’m back to the highest quality food I can get!
Comfort foods always seem to come to mind when we don’t feel good. I am so happy you opted for a healthy dose of chicken soup! Good Job Pamela and so nice to hear you are feeling better.