By Anne Laing –
Common Myths #42: “It’s so hard to change eating habits back after the Christmas period”.
The Facts: Yes, it may feel hard getting back to normal healthy eating again, because festive food and drink is often very addictive.
But you are more than the sum total of just your eating habits.
You can change your behaviours and your choices anytime that cause your physique to be out of shape.
We have up to 100 trillion cells in our bodies, each demanding a constant supply of daily nutrients to function properly. What you eat affects all these cells and their operating ability and therefore every aspect of our being from mood, energy levels, and food cravings, to thinking capacity, sleeping habits, immunity and general health.
You are totally made up by what you eat and drink, how you exercise, how you sleep, and the status of your internal medical biomarkers.
Our body requires essential nutrients to survive and if we keep eating food that is lacking in nutrients our cellular stocks of these become depleted so we slowly start to malfunction. It will become increasingly harder to concentrate and process information as this continues. There is also less energy and it is more difficult for the body to metabolise food and burn fat.
This is why processed, packaged and sweet foods are called anti-nutrients. They are addictive; they literally attack your stores of nutrients and change health for the worse.
Take time to think before you eat, forget the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods… think what food the body needs to operate optimally.
Practising this technique will help you naturally make healthy choices based on your bodies needs and once you have got the hang of it you will never have to bother with diets.
Get this right and you’ll have more energy for exercise, sleep better and your internal health will improve.
You see, you can change your choices. Over the last few weeks you’ve learned to behave in a particular way, but you can also unlearn it because persistence, desire and education will always win out over an out-of-shape physique and ill-health.
“Be careful the environment you choose, for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose, for you will become like them.” – W. Clement Stone, 1902-2002, Author and Businessman