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Let's Begin With The Body
It's no secret that certain things we put into our bodies can cause a lot of stress, and others if repeatedly used can cause our bodies to not look as attractive. The type of drinks, food, medication, drugs, or anything we control putting into our bodies on a regular or irregular basis will inevitably have a large impact on how our bodies look and feel. This is a great thing to understand.
Instinctively our bodies are hardwired to detect whether or not, what we put into our bodies and how much of it is good or bad. This means we can find out for ourselves if what we repeatedly put into bodies is working for us or working against us. We can literally be our own doctor, dietitian, psychiatrist, nutritionist, or whatever/whomever it is that most people go to for advice. All of that advice can be found right inside of us.
Let's keep things real and raw.
WHAT WORKS FOR US
Here is how you know when something is working for your body, as in those things that actually love you back...
If you have little to no struggle digesting it,
no stomach cramps,
the back of your throat is free of gastric re flux,
there is no random chronic pain you have to endure,
you don't show allergic ugly symptoms like hives or something else that is not a good look,
you feel better, maybe as in normal after eating/drinking/using it or you even feel more energized,
your fart/burp doesn't stink like crap or like a dead animal,
you don't fart excessively throughout the day,
your pee comes out smooth with little effort, pooping is smooth with little effort
and after repeated use...
WITH or without EXERCISE your body has a beautiful glow to it without the need for make up... Like as in your lips are consistent at remaining kissable, attractive and soft. Moreover the thing is working for you if your eyes are consistently clear and wet,
your body fat continues to normalize itself (as in the body removes excessive adaptations such as fat), your breathing becomes more open, and the body clears congestion (as in the body removes excess mucus) fast.
These are the great many instinctual implications to understand in order to tell when you are on the right track to having a high performing and mirror worthy body.
WHAT WORKS AGAINST US
To find out what is not working well with helping us become the best version of our-self is as simple as looking at the paragraph before this one, and finding out if you DO NOT relate to those experiences.
This means that if you put whatever it is into or around your body, and your body feels or looks bad overtime, and in turn your self esteem begins to lower due to the results of your relationship with whatever it is... Then you know it is WORKING AGAINST YOU.
DEALING WITH THOSE THINGS IN LIFE THAT WORK AGAINST US
"Just because you've got a pain in the ass doesn't mean you have to be a pain in the ass"
-Damon B. Martin
(What the heck does that mean?)
Just because some delicious foods or drinks can cause us to gain weight without exercise, or can cause our body to feel bad in the beginning stages of consuming them, does not mean that the end of the world is here, or that we have to be unhealthy, or that we are going to die young.
There are plenty of people all over the world that eat junk food, smoke, and drink, yet still manage to stay healthy well into their old ages (65-100+ years of age). These people share strong commonality of simply not labeling what they do as good or bad, but rather say things like, "I enjoy this and it makes me feel good to"...
In short, they don't care about the fact that they are not in shape because of their food choice, and really don't worry themselves like most people do about everything. On the flip side HISTORY CONTINUES TO REVEAL many people who were eating the perfect diet, attending the perfect things, and even exercising regularly, drop dead at young ages not because of what they were eating but because of what was eating them...
Stress is ultimate killer... Most people love playing the blame game and point their fingers to any physical thing and even non physical things as for the reason why they are not the best version of themselves... Thankfully, that is not us...
We choose to go inside to bring the best outside... Knowing this should be one of many reasons why we should feel FREE to say, WE GET TO CHOOSE, We get to decide what the outcome of any experience will be, good or bad...
No matter what... We are all very able to control all of our circumstances, good or bad.
Going back to food and drinks...
I am not against any kind of thing to eat or drink, yet I am fully aware that certain foods and drinks will make OUR BODIES look better and feel better, waaaay more than other foods and drinks.
For instance if I had everyone in the world (that is..7+billion people) follow this simple awesome non complex approach, " FOOD THAT WILL ALWAYS WORK " (Please Click After)...
If I had everyone in the world eat mostly holistic raw plant based alkaline products in "moderation", with water as the primary source of liquid... for breakfast, lunch and dinner and as a snack in between everyday for 7 months straight WITHOUT exercising, the whole pharmaceutical industry and all the hospitals would not be as prosperous as they are now.
Almost 100% of everyone following this approach would maintain an optimal body weight (lean muscle to body fat), will look very alive (have a certain glow to em'), they're capability to deal with stress will be A LOT better, and they will feel full of amazing natural energy throughout the 7 months.
On the contrary If I had everyone in the world...
Let's say... eating animal products and starchy products with water as the primary source of liquid... for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and as a snack in between everyday for 7 months straight WITHOUT exercising...
Almost 100% of the population would have bodies that are overweight and completely out of shape, and they'd feel restricted, feel energy drained, and possibly feel unhealthy if they lack the capability to practice self love and forgiveness.
These two scenarios are true. Now notice in both scenarios I mentioned following the approach WITHOUT EXERCISE. See if in scenario 2 everyone were to exercise before each meal of animal product and starchy product, they're capability to process/digest the animal products and starchy products will be much more optimal and thus give them better results, and a chance to actually have bodies that look and feel decently good over time even though what they are consuming is what is making a lot of people in civilizations such as the United States overweight.
The issue is most people do not workout before eating the animal products and starchy products. Most people don't know that they can get away with having a nice banging body even though they are eating junk.
This is important to know because it has everything to do with learning how to deal with things that seem bad and make them okay to have. I'm reminded of a quote,
"You can have fears, but do not let your fears have you"
To this day, my team and I are free to eat and drink whatever we want, because we have intelligent strategical approaches that allow us to. To see the simple, sustainable, attainable and enjoyable strategies my team and I use to weather the storms of life and become stronger read the following blog post after you're done reading this one, "The Undomesticated Fitness Approach".
So how do we get the good out of the bad?
How do we succeed through failure?
How do we make things that in the beginning HATED OUR GUTS, love us?