I have some answers that may possibly work for you. But I must get your attention, to help you make this work.
I am taking time out from writing my second book in the series of Horus & His Companions. Why do I mention that, because I want you to know where I have been hiding. I also want to inspire you… that it is possible to ‘re-invent you’.
I will say right away… to those who come to attempt to shame me about this article, saying it only encourages anorexia in the young. I am talking about healthy eating, healthy bodies and new habits. That it is possible to have a healthy body and not be on a diet or restrict anything. So the purpose of the article is to share what I have obtained as in a healthy body and better health. I also feel beautiful, sexy and I have a vision for my life due to this journey, this experience… so maybe you should read more too.
There are ingredients necessary to have, to help you do this. These ingredients are simple. These ingredients will become more potent (stronger) as you use them on yourself.
Now, to keep you moving in the right directions. What is it that will help you to gain your goals? Your goals must be grown upon the foundation of caring for yourself. So I will pick what your body looks like… and what it can become. We all identify with our own bodies. We think we are our body too, but that is another story.
Ok, then I will talk to what some would call a diet. That is easy to understand. That is how we are going to change our body, our self. Yes, everyone has been on a diet before and failed. Yes, there are people who abuse their bodies with eating too much. Eating for comfort. Not eating enough. Not eating at all. Eating in poverty. Eating with something to prove like being successful.
Then I will get to the ingredients, which are actually motivations, our intentions, our consents in life.
Listen, relax… because we are going to change a few habits and learn a few things about ourselves.
Next, you maybe saying before I read further, since this sounds strange or too hard… how long does this take?
1 year and a half… to get the change you are seeking and to continue because of the change you see in your own body.
Now I give no guarantees, I do not know you and your present health condition. Seek out a doctor or a nurse practitioner if you have questions or concerns. I am here sharing my own results in my re-inventing of my self with you. It is up to you to make it work for you.
You will develop them over time. When you see results and find out that it is just as easy to live life in a positive way as it is in a self critical or destructive way.
Motivation and intentions… along with what you are presently consenting to are important to you.
What do I mean by consenting… since we all generally know what motivation and intentions are?
Consenting means to allow or agree with allowing certain things to happen.
When you consent or say yes to anything, whether you are actively doing so – this saying yes – you are consenting. Reading this article you are giving a consent to look at the ideas found here. When you see something happen that is negative, but do not do anything about it, you have just consented to that negative thing. Consenting can be active or passive actions.
Each time you put something in your mouth and eat it you are consenting to any number of things. You consent to the mood, the intention or motivation of why you are eating that thing and at this time. You are allowing or consenting to eating and what you eat. You may even be consenting to an emotion that lead to comfort yourself by eating. You are actually empowering the emotion to further damage you.
That is where motivations and intentions come in and are very important to you. We MUST think about the little things in our lives as well as the big things. Why? Because the little things become habits that can over time produce results we do not want. How do we look at our motivations and intentions… this sounds mind boggling and too much work?
We are focused on our bodies and health. Each time we put something in our mouth for any reason, this action affects us. Each time we put anything in our mouth we are creating our health and what we look like.
AS we think about each moment that comes to us when we are challenged by this putting something in our mouths, we are building our future self… we will see that vote we cast each time appear in our body. If we decide to only put in our body things that make us as we want to be then we will see that, a new habit will be created, a new path or way will be found to create our lives as we want them to be. With each bite of food… with each drink of beverage… we move to our re-invented selves.
I know you are not convinced yet.
What I say then to add another layer to your decision is this. You have heard about Gossip, right?
Would you allow your tongue, your mouth, to say the first thing that popped into your head within every situation?
I don’t think you would. (There are some people who do though.)
The same goes with eating and drinking… you don’t drink poison when offered.
So why let your mouth rule your body?
That is where motivation and intention comes in.
Diets do not last long, because we never see permanent results (or any results) to continue to motivate us. Diets are just that diets, where we must give something up or restrict ourselves… since we think this is how to change our bodies.
A new way of eating, finding out what we like, forming a new habit over time is what makes for permanent results in our bodies.
Then we must understand the pathophysiology of our bodies. Our bodies are bent on our survival. We can not talk with our bodies, but we can negotiate with our bodies about this sense of survival. We can use this as part of our eating.
So we do not want to restrict ourselves. But how can we not?
Our bodies are huge with fat. We wish to reshape this body of ours. The REALITY IS we are presently eating to support the fat on our body. So we have the appetites and tastes for what we need to support this large body mass. The body will respond always in survival or with in threat mode to prevent starvation. That is the key this sense of starvation. Starvation is not appetite. Starvation is what our bodies are avoiding to survive.
New habit. A new habit is developed over 8 weeks. Then with each passing week we become accustom to the new habit and our bodies respond to the new change.
Now we have discussed the tools.
We feed our bodies.
For me, I wanted to look slender. I wanted more energy. I wanted to be myself. I have also wanted to be a vegetarian, to not eat any living being, or look at a living being as my means of survival. I did not have the opportunity to do this wish. I was in a living situation, where I had to place others’ needs first, but now I can place my needs out there as just as important. Motivation and intention all here, just for me.
What people don’t realize as an important part of all of this is….
IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU!
You and your perception of the world and yourself. That is a healthy point of view. We can leave our situations, our jobs, our relation ships, BUT we can not leave ourselves! We must have our own vision. It does not have to be a gigantic vision… it is just about making us happy, supporting our health, supporting our soul… our happiness.
Motivation and Intentions.
Then too, if we can help ourselves, we can :
are able to help others
we attract to ourselves what we want, hope for and need
So it is very healthy for it to be, ALL ABOUT YOU!
NOW HOW DID I DO THIS NEW BODY IN A YEAR AND A HALF???
I began using meat as a ‘flavoring’.
I bought very little of it. And very little of any product that had meat associated with it.
A SECRET to reading labels :
Avoid ‘natural flavors’ this usually means anything… like meat and meat broth, cheap stuff your body does not need.
Look for a huge capital ‘U’
This means that there is no meat products in it. I could explain more but I am only putting here how to get started. Yes, it is very important to know the “why” of stuff, so look it up. It helps with motivation and intentions, as well as giving you confidence in what you are doing. But look for the ‘U’
People had told me, even my mother in the past told me… fruit and vegetables are too expensive.
Nope, if you are not buying the hunk of meat as the center of every meal you eat… the fruit and vegetables are actually making your FOOD budget less expensive. You don’t need exotic fruit and vegetables either.
Next…FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Buy unprocessed items (I don’t drink soda pop regardless of what sweetens it, it is all so much chemicals to me I don’t need). Buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Canned has salt added, but is better than nothing if you are in a hurry or are cooking a recipe that calls for them. Frozen can be purchased, but does not taste as great or have the natural texture. Read your labels.
In the USA we eat very bland food. That is why meat is seen as necessary. To give flavor to our meals.
Spices are expensive in American grocery stores too. WELL, since people don’t buy them, and these are seen as not necessary.
I bought some ethnic cook books as well as looking online for recipes. I finally found a USE FOR SPICES AND HERBS…
These can be purchased at Indian Groceries or other ethnic groceries by the bulk and cheap. These make all the difference, you will learn what you like.
French cooking and Indian cooking has a whole lot of sauces. Sauces bring out the flavor in Vegetables and are really good on pasta and rice. I love too the vegetarian gravy mixes, but read the labels and watch the salt also known as sodium content. Salt is good, especially iodized salt, because you need this in a healthy body, but we need to salt things ourselves to taste. Also making or using barbecue sauce brings happiness to your meals too – read the labels though.
Then of course what are the STARCHES you will use?
I avoid bread unless it is a part of the recipe I am making.
I avoid pasta again unless it is a part of the recipe.
I use “Bulgur” “Quinoa” “Brown Rice” “Jasmine Rice” along with Potatoes, Squash… some Black Beans. These I have started using like a stir fry with olive oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil.
BUT YOU CAN DO ANYTHING THAT WORKS FOR YOU.
I just stay away from EMPTY CALORIES.
I focus on taste and the specialty breads with a purpose.
Now I am not a Vegan… that is a whole different commitment to cooking and health.
I still eat EGGS. I just don’t kill animals to eat for my body’s survival. I may progress to Vegan, but not right now.
I walked, I do my tent camping, I have fun. So no I don’t purposely exercise. I purposely do relaxing things that gets me out into nature.
Nature can be anywhere. It is important to give yourself some Nature time. To free your mind, to free your heart, to gain your VISION. To see the possibilities. WE are not our work, We are not our bodies… we are our vision. Our perception. We attract the same to ourselves. So this is a new positive habit that takes time to develop…. Ultimately what will come of this is you will be able to love yourself and care about your happiness. Because you are seeing results in the re-inventing of you.
I have articles on my web site here… about experiencing life with your body, nude and in the sunlight, if you wanted to read more.
STARVATION AND SURVIVAL MODE OF THE HUMAN BODY…
How can we negotiate, with our bodies to let go of weight?
We can snack throughout the day… fruit, vegetables, dips, nuts, peanut butter, coffee with cream and honey (of course not on processed foods like chips).
Your body will let go of the weight once it sees a track record of no starvation happening. That sounds odd but it is true. Your stomach is satisfied, and not collecting the ‘fat’ off the meat or empty calories you use to eat.
I eat a small breakfast before I go to work.
I drink fluids I love on the way to work.
I drink a normal amount of water throughout the day.
I snack when hungry and at set times.
I eat a lite lunch or I may not eat lunch at all since I am snacking on my favorites all day.
I eat a normal vegetarian dinner.
RULE OF ONE…
I eat only one of each thing.
WHAT DO I MEAN?
If I want to eat a cheese danish I eat one. If I want to eat a donut, I eat one. If I want to eat some cheese veggie pizza, I eat one huge slice…. But I eat one. Makes the DECISION EASY. Of course I don’t eat one and in an hour eat one more… BUT I DO NOT DENY MYSELF MY FAVORITES.
I have a half cup of milk and a section of chocolate at bed time…. The RULE OF ONE…
So as I develop my new habit, I take the weight off and I continue to be motivated.
WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS…
You will experience them. There will be slow down of weight loss for 2 weeks at a time. But that is your body redistributing it over your body… you are a work in progress. This is not all about loosing weight, but looking good. Your body knows that naturally.
Will you loose too much? No. Why? Because you are EATING. You will be able to eat at that point to keep your new look, when you make your goal to keep you goal. I shared the other day with someone, that I want my clothes to hid nothing, that I look as good with clothes as without. That is the true result for me, I feel comfortable with me, as I am. I care for myself with what I do each day from what I eat & drink, to skin care, to resting, to my attitude. An active choice each moment. I guess a word to describe it is unity… or even balance within me. A focus I have each day. I do this to do my purpose. It is that simple. I do it for me, because it is, all about me… it is truly all about YOU too. I have for over 2 years.
I use all over my skin (2 ounces or 60ml) Apricot Kernel Oil or Sweet Almond Oil with a few drops of (14 drops) Frankincense and (one pull out with a long object you dip into this thick sappy substance then stir into your oil) Myrrh in it. I also use Wild Yam Cream.
Your skin needs attention. You need attention. As you rub this all over your body you are changing your mind about yourself. You are also envisioning the body you are making. This is therapeutic touch that you are doing for you. This helps you be balanced. This helps you see the reality of your intentions and changes. You are grounded in yourself and in nature too.
So skin care so important each morning or each evening… I also rub on my face Rose Hip Seed Oil.
Shop around for your products, because some web sites will charge more than they should. This should not be a headache to accomplish and continue for you.
THIS IS HOW I DID IT…
People have said, “No, I can’t be a vegetarian. I can’t give up meat.”
I think and have said in response, when I knew what I said would benefit and not hurt the person.
“Has you diet helped you? Are you getting the body results and the health results you want?”
Of course not.
That is why they are asking me questions. I know what has worked. It is a new habit for me. I also get my ‘protein’ from dairy products, which has been a question or a fear of those asking about what I have done. I also know that this new habit has stuck with me. I see life differently now, I even see people differently now. I am more patient with my self. I am more allowing of letting others make their own decisions. I have even learned to say NO. I have no regrets. I also have a fabulous body, that is all mine, that I see each morning, that I take care of.
See what this does for you.
I hope you find benefit, peace, energy, strength and love… as you re-invent your self.
I hope you attract all you need to yourself to be successful and at peace with yourself.
I may add more as it comes to me or as I learn more about my journey to re-invent myself, to this article. Watch…