The scariest part of changing our diet and going off all medications was to go against the advice given by health authorities, like the doctors, government recommended guidelines and being ridiculed by our family and friends. It's scary to brake with the accepted norms in society, particularly on health issues. When the doctor tells you that your illness is not curable and will only progress so you just have to find a way to live with it, it’s normal to accept the authorities. We’re locked into this belief system and if you try to find other solutions, people think you’re odd. You got to accept that it’s genetic and nothing you can do about it. Take the medicine and live with the side effects.
The human nature is dual minded, on one hand we like to be safe, grounded and operate inside the boundaries we identify us with; status, religion, political view, family, culture and on the other hand we are striving for expansion. A painful body becomes a barrier preventing you from exploring the full potential in life. Interacting with nature and the things of nature, exposing our selves to a more natural lifestyle has been a new learning process. Everything we knew as a fact wasn't right. It feels like we are living in our own bobble. Your belief system sometimes holds you hostage but you can train yourself to see what's ahead on your chosen path and what choices still faces you from this place in time. It just takes some willingness and determination. The day you tell yourself:"I don't know what is right and what is wrong" you will break the boundaries set by society and start searching and discover a whole new world. You will be like a kid again and discover a new you. In fact you probably know more about the universe than you know your self.
I've written a few posts about our new lifestyle and in my post of May 22 this year, I've never tried THAT before, so I think I should ..., I described most of our changes. I told you about the weight loss as a result of these changes and it seems to have inspired and interested a lot of you. Willingness to pay a little attention to the inner nature will transform your life in remarkable ways. To go against the laws of nature will never work; you got to work with it. Learning about the body has been so rewarding, it has changed our lives so it’s only natural for me to share it with you on this blog, just as I share my creativity at home. And this is a lot more meaningful than anything else I’ve done. Thank you for all the support. The most read and commented post of all times.
I know loosing weight permanently is hard, especially if you want to loose fat. It takes a lot of dedication and effort because you have to live your life consciously. So many things in life are done as a routine, automatically without any thoughts. In todays society we don't have a culture for listening to our bodies. We're always focused outward, on jobs, education, family, home, car, vacation, hobbies and activities. With this lifestyle eating also becomes something we do unconsciously. Sitting down at the table for breakfast or dinner as a family is uncommon these days. We're just grabbing something on the way, in the car or at the desk without thinking about what effect the food and this manner of eating has on our physical and mental health. Even when we know the food is bad for us, we feel like we need or deserve a treat. But by nature eating should be done consciously, we should give the best machine on earth the best nutrition, the animals have no problem doing this, and we are so much smarter. We should read the users manual and then listen to the body, how it works. Our bodies work and react differently and ignoring it or pushing it too far results in self inflicted illness. That's just how nature works and we are not above the laws in nature.
|Following this food pyramid has led to large consumption of refined carbs, low fat meat and vegetable oils, resulting in a skyrocketing spike in obesity and heart disease.|
|Daily recommendation of added sugar consumption from American Heart Association. It doesn't count for naturally sugars found in milk and fruits. Kids should eat the same amount as women, 25 grams.|
|Pancake mix containing 6 g sugar before adding milk, syrup and banana.|
|This maple syrup contains 30 g in a serving, close to the guidelines of a male. It contains cheap corn syrup, sugar as first ingredients.|
|This 100 % pure Maple syrup has no preservatives, but contains 53 g sugars in a serving, double of a kids or woman's recommended dose.|
|Second ingredient is sugar and forth is corn syrup, fifth is corn starch. The big heart tells you it may reduce the risk of heart disease.|
|These Quaker bars might be low in calories, but they contain 9-12 g of sugar, half of your recommended doze.|
|This high fiber cereal has 18 grams of sugar, hope your not adding milk because you'll exceed the daily recommended doze.|
|!00 % apple juice has 28 g sugars in a serving, no sugar added.|
|Heart healthy orange juice containing 24 g sugars and 27 g carbohydrate.|
|100% orange and non GMO certified used to be my daily morning drink. Containing 22 g sugars. Hubby had 2 glasses in the morning to make sure he got his healthy nutrients.|
|Commercial yogurt containing lots of protein and little sugar, but 100 calories is not very filling for breakfast. If you drink the juice with it, you're still over daily limit.|
|A very popular yogurt with 18 g of sugars|
|Lactose free yogurt contains 18 g sugars.|
We’ve spent a lot of energy making our life as comfortable as we want it, but we don’t have wellbeing. You will only have wellbeing when you are fixed and that takes a journey within your own body and mind. That is why I ask you to listen to your body and find out what works for you. It will take a conscious approach to doing groceries and cooking. A part of my daily routine is to plan the dinner in the morning. I take out whatever proteins I have in the freezer so it’s thawed by dinnertime. It takes very little effort and saves me lots of money. Last minute grocery shopping doesn’t work for me. Just this little conscious action makes it so easy to stay healthy.
We all have choices and our ability to see them depends on our self-image. Our self image depends of a lot of factors like upbringing, culture, religion, norms in society and many, many, more. All those things will make you see the world though those lenses and the potential of your future lies within those frames. The level of nature I bring into my life and draw upon, how I interact with nature and the things of nature reflects how well I live as a physical being, a product of nature. So in my future I will continue my journey of healthy eating and exercising in a lesser stressful environment and less toxins from foods and surroundings.