There comes a time in the journey of getting health back that it’s good to honestly evaluate progress and ask, “Do I have both feet in nutritarian eating or am I straddling the fence?” Many start the journey with the mindset of, “I’ll eat high nutrient foods during the week and splurge with family and friends on the weekends,” or “I’ll eat nutritarian at home, but eat SAD at work.”
The danger of straddling the fence is that taste buds never change and one never gets to the point of naturally desiring nutrient rich foods. Worse yet, one never gets through the withdrawal phase of crossing the threshold of overcoming toxic food addiction. Unfortunately this results in never getting free of SAD food addiction which is the root culprit of obesity and deteriorating health.
One hundred percent commitment to Eat to Live produces significant results rapidly. It’s not uncommon for many to lose 10-20 lbs a month, and for blood pressure and cholesterol to drop right along with the weight loss. This progress creates ongoing momentum that is highly motivating and begets more success. Yet, those who straddle the fence do all the work to attempt to get health back, but because they are not 100% committed, they never see results. They may lose a few pounds here and there, but repeatedly gain it back with each SAD occasion. At best, this cycle is the ultimate frustration.
In order to get completely out of food addiction and restore health, 100% commitment is required. Both feet have to be in nutritarian eating all the way. No exceptions. No shortcuts. [100% commitment doesn’t mean 100% perfection. Occasional slip-ups happen for many; they just do. The key is to not allow a slip up to produce the dangerous mindset of, “I’ve blown it now so I’ll just throw in the towel and eat whatever for the rest of the week and start over again next Monday.” If a relapse happens, the key to success is to get up quickly, keep moving forward and don’t look back!]
At times it’s beneficial to stop and honestly ask, “Am I 100% committed and experiencing great results, or am I straddling the fence resulting in captivity and poor health?”
May we all choose 100% commitment. For life.
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