Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift
Return to what health feels and looks like
Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed and confused by the overload of diet and exercise information available today?
Are you tired of the latest body transformation programs?
Can you really change your life by changing your body?
Are you tired of dieting?
Should you really have to kill yourself to lose weight?
Who doesn’t want to look, feel and move better?
Who doesn’t want to be healthy?
-It is absolutely 100% clear that we are never going to rediscover health in the fragmented models marketed to us by the current diet, fitness and health industry because:
-The truth is there is so much information being dumped on you that you should feel confused and overwhelmed.
-Seriously, I don’t think you want your life to be one endless body transformation program, diet or to do list.
-You should be tired of dieting because dieting does not nourish you spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally or relationally.
-The biggest lie being manufactured is that “You can use food and exercise to be healthy.” –On top of that lie, an entire industry has built a billion dollar industry that sells you the most extreme, insane, greatest intensity, hottest, fastest and most intense diet and workouts programs.
-Most diets are unsustainable and the moment you go on a “diet” to deprive and restrict yourself, your brain kicks in to protect you from you and it will somehow, somewhere and someway make up for you depriving yourself.
-Dieting does not work because there is a mental, emotional and physical reaction to being deprived, feeling deprived and even thinking you might be deprived.
-Your body is naturally trying to establish a rhythm and a flow that brings balance and healing.
-You can deprive yourself and force yourself into a weight loss program but you should know that ”For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Your body listens and it listens not only to itself, but to what the mind and heart are saying. You are physically, mentally, emotionally, spirituality and relationally designed to counterbalance any restriction or deprivation.
Bottom line, unless your name is Michael Phelps and you swim many hours a day, seven days a week, then EXERCISE will not be your means for weight loss. Just remember exercise (even for Michael Phelps) isn’t about weight loss at all.
Exercise should strengthen movement and whole person connection. It should encourage growth, development, optimal function of your body and enable you to enjoy your daily life and your daily activities.