Monday, December 29, 2014
It's That Time of Year Again - Who Do You Want to Be - Vegan, Paleo, Macrobiotic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy...
It's that time of year - resolutions - revolutions around the sun - and the hopefulness of a 1/1.
January 1st is a symbol of being able to reset your pointer towards the things you want, and letting go of the things you don't.
How long do you allow yourself to have the resolved items on your list before you toss the list, go back to old habits, or just start getting through each day about the same as the year before?
How do you make this year different? Do you need to be Paleo to look great - or give up the foods you love? Do you want to shed pounds or pounds of tolerations in your job, relationships or home?
Food is so connected to our identity that many people believe certain foods are a must. They identify with being a coffee connoisseur, or someone who drinks a sophisticated glass of wine each night. Others identify with being Italian, or Asian, or from a certain region like the south, and that their heritage dictates they eat certain items.
It's all made up. You make up the rules. You make up the game you are playing.
If you want to let go of some pounds - you get to choose different foods, slice off some quantity, and get some exercise into your day.
If you want to be more focused, have more energy, generally feel and look great - you get to eat more alkalizing foods and let go of acidity.
You do not need to subscribe to any one type of eating, such as vegan or Paleo, unless you want to. You do get to incorporate enough commitment to what you desire to create habits that then make your choices easy.
Commit to things that make your life better for real though, and don't be duped by advertising or excuses. You can't exercise enough to balance the acidity of daily coffee and cake. Bread doesn't grow bread trees. Whole grains do grow. If the grains were pulverized, they oxidized, and are not the same as eating the cooked up whole version.
Be smart in how you choose your food, thoughts, and actions. Create your dreams this year.
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