FYI | Day 12 – Your Body – Diet

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For Your Inspiration! (FYI!) Month 2011 – This article was part of an exciting and challenging month dedicated to discovering passions, setting goals, learning success strategies, and sharing thoughts to ponder throughout the day!  If you’d like to find out what this month was all about, check out FYI Month 2011 for more information!

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Limiting your potential by surviving on a fast-food food diet is like running a lawn mower on a double-A battery, there just isn’t enough juice.

What type of fuel do you put into your body?

What Type of Machine Are You Living In?

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~ English Proverb

Do you treat your body like an old beat-up Ford Pinto or like a Twin Supercharged Ferrari?  It’s much easier to add bad fuel into a machine that functions poorly, but if you want (or have) a peak-performing machine, you put in only the best!  So… are you using Premium with Techron or Regular Unleaded from Arco?

Do you want to live in a body that can do it all or breaks down at any sign of resistance. Your body isn’t a waste basket and what you put into it matters.

Your Task

I’m not going to recommend you start a diet, because “I’m on a diet” always seems to imply that it’s only temporary. Healthy eating is a lifestyle change that is sustainable and not simply a boycott on everything delicious. Take some time today and think about your eating habits, perhaps consider starting a food journal.  What areas of your current eating habits need changing?

Do you eat the wrong food? Eat too much (even if its the right food)? Eat too often? Eat in front of the TV? Eat when you are emotional?

Think about all the substances you put into your body (including alcohol and drugs, prescription or not) and ask yourself if they are helping you reach your ideal physical health and mental clarity.

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If you want to have a better understanding of how the food you eat effects your brain and behavior, check out this great book:  Your Brain on Food by Gary Wenk

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