One day I came across a T-shirt that I really liked. It said: “You are what you eat, therefore I’m pizza.” Judging by this statement, I should’ve been called Junk Food.
As I have mentioned in one of my other articles, some time ago I discovered a few Tony Robbins audio files online. I started listening to him daily while I was working out, and then all of a sudden, I was given an opportunity to attend his live training “Unleash the Power Within.” This was the moment that I realized I was consuming poison on a daily basis. And for the most part, this poison was the food and drinks that I was consuming.
Tony opened my eyes to the power of live foods, fruits, and vegetables. I found out that out of everything that we consume daily, 70% should be live foods. I realized that food that I was eating took energy away from me instead of giving energy to me. Prior to this event, if you had asked me what my least favorite food was, I would have said salad.
But after coming back, I made adjustments to my daily routine. I have implemented healthy eating, for the most part, into my life. I introduced salads into my diet—and I don’t mean if it was just the knowledge that I acquired a new habit, but now I love salad. I eat it almost every day!
Additionally, I have learned that you need to minimize consumption of processed foods and trans fats. Natural fats are good for your body and give you energy instead of draining energy out of you. And you will start noticing the change in your level of energy within a couple of days after switching to a healthy diet.
Another change that I implemented was substituting coffee, which I found out was an overly acidic drink that didn’t give me good energy. I replaced it with a green drink, which I started drinking in the morning (and during the day, if needed).
My green drink is a powder of super greens and nutrients that we don’t consume regularly, even if we have the right diet. Besides getting the proper nutrients, it provides me with good energy and endurance.
Even before this, I knew all of the benefits of drinking water, and I was drinking a lot of it. But I realized that besides hydration, water also gives you energy, so I increased water intake as well. Particularly when you are feeling hungry and it’s not time for your meal yet, it’s best to drink some water. It’s also a good idea to drink some water 15-30 minutes before your meal, as you will eat less and get full quicker.
Additionally, I learned about the power of alkalinity. For the most part, what I ate on a daily basis were acidic foods. Foods that I thought were not acidic turned out to be such, and vice versa, some of the foods that I thought were acidic turned out to be more alkaline.
We have to incorporate more alkaline foods and drinks into our diet and intake fewer acidic foods and drinks. In order for you to transform your life and make your dreams come true, you need to have energy. Your body is only healthy if it has energy. In order for you to get energy, you need to consume food and drinks that benefit you instead of draining you. Take your old addictions and replace them with new positive habits.
I will honestly admit that we still have so called “relaxation days” with my husband, when we “Pig Out”. These are our pizza and ice cream nights. I know it’s not a good thing to do, definitely not healthy, and I still have some work to do. But transformation is a process. 🙂 As long as I have constant progress – I’m happy.
There are different theories regarding how to create new habits. Some people say that it takes 21 days to acquire a new habit, while others say it takes 30 days. For the purpose of this article, I will refer to it as 30 days. If you are doing something consistently for 30 days, it will become your new habit.
Therefore, if you are trying to get rid of a bad habit, you should stay away from the unwanted behavior or the unwanted food for at least 30 days.
For some of you, it may seem like it’s impossible right now, and not at all worth the effort. But remember, if you want to establish a new habit, it takes about one month. Do you think it’s worth making this sacrifice to make all of your dreams come true? Do you think it’s a good decision to give up your addictions to become healthy, energetic, and fulfilled?
I think it is. And I’ve seen it in my own life!
Set up standards and live by them. Adopt a new lifestyle. For every disciplined effort, there is a major reward. There are limitless possibilities out there for you when you have the energy to explore them. Give yourself the sense of freedom that can only come from being in control of your life.
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