Okay, let’s be gut level honest here; if one is going to get completely free from food addiction and live in optimal health, it’s going to take commitment.
Commitment is fully engaging one’s mind to act upon a decision. Commitment includes involvement and dedication.
Commitment is not, “I’ll give it a *try* . . . . . (until I don’t feel like it anymore.)”
Nor is it, “I’ll be a nutritarian during the week, and a junketarian on weekends.”
Making the commitment to get health back has everything to do with, “No matter what, every day I will make choices to eat for health for the rest of my life. No argument. No wavering in the midst of trial. The decision has been made. Period.”
When the mind is 100% committed, there are no more excuses.
(100% commitment has nothing to do with 100% perfection. BIG difference. I’ll discuss that topic in another post.)
A nutritarian whose mind is 100% committed to optimal health will:
Remove junk food, processed cereals, white flour products, salt, and sweets from the house.
Make time to study Dr. Fuhrman’s books and tutorials; understanding the difference between toxic hunger and cravings versus true hunger, the body’s need for digestive rest as much as nourishing food, and the instructional teleconference on overeating. Success is dependent on how much information is comprehended, not on how much willpower is possessed.
Ask like-minded and supportive members on drfuhrman.com for practical success tips and delicious recipes to make it through an upcoming birthday party.
Know how to make scrumptious sorbets, ice creams and cakes from nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.
Make time to clean and slice romaine lettuce, tomatoes and red onions to make a huge, great tasting salad instead of zoning out in front of the TV.
Make a homemade salad dressing from wholesome ingredients such as blueberries or kiwis,
tomato paste, or flavored vinegars and cashews rather than just pour a bunch of oil and salt out of a bottle.
Prepare a large pot of cooked beans with basil, garlic and spices for use throughout the week.
Choose to stop by the farmer’s market instead of the fast food place, knowing the sack of fresh green peppers, tomatoes and peaches will support nutritional excellence.
Click here for sample recipes from drfuhrman.com.
Have you made the commitment to optimal health, or are you just trying to eat more healthfully?
The latter will be laced with hundreds of excuses, and will only set you up for failure at the next curve ball that life throws your way.
If you haven’t already done so, pick a date, and make the commitment.
Let’s dialogue. Have YOU made the commitment? If you haven’t, what excuses are holding you back?