Sometimes when I look around I see how fast paced our world is: everything is at an accelerated rate, food, computers, and social interactions. We have to do so many things at one time. We seem to obsess about everything, life today is NOT simple. Well the older I get the more I think, yes, life is simple. And if we live simply we can create much greater health all across the board. Lets take eating as it is a perfect example of how we live complicated and how we can live simply instead.
Eating: Why are most people in first world countries all overweight/obese? Without question it has to do with many things: more sedentary lifestyles, more TV, computers, more driving, less walking or biking to the store or work, more driving to a fast food restaurant instead of making our own meals at home. These are just a few points. One of the biggest reasons is our lack of being present and NOT following our instincts. What I see instead is most people following their mindsâ€¦ohh some cookies would be good right now, man this is so tasty, Iâ€™m full but Iâ€™ll just keep eating until my plate is clear. This is eating from your mind, not your stomach. Your stomach did not say I want cookies, your mind did. Your stomach will tell you only when your hungry AND when your satisfied. These TWO points are keys to gaining health, they are simple too, just pay attention to your stomach on the topic of eating, NOT your mind! Just in paying less attention to what our mind is telling us what to eat/do we will react instinctivelyâ€¦Iâ€™m hungry - EAT, Iâ€™m satisfied - STOP EATING:)
It is really that simple. Turn off your mind, tune in to your instincts, your stomach will not only tell you when your hungry or full, but it will also tell you instantly how a food makes you feel. Listen to your bodyâ€™s reaction to everything you eat or drink, it will never ever lie to you. This is our true nature, our instincts do not lie. While on the other hand, our minds will lie to you about what is best for you. If this statement is not true, then we would all be healthy today, since most all people today are very unhealthy our minds must be telling us things that are NOT good for us.
So stay in the present and listen to your Gut Instincts: Eat when hungry, Stop when satisfied.
See, simple huh:)
|Jon Hinds is the owner and founder of the Monkey Bar Gym. After focusing on the basics, the Monkey Bar Gym challenges its members to increase their skill level to achieve the ultimate performance in strength, speed and stamina. The result of this skills-based training offers all members the chance to achieve success in life and in any sport imaginable. Find out more at www.MonkeyBarGym.com|
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