The food God provides also comes with instructions for your body. It’s fuel.
Yes, things like fruits, veggies, nuts, olives, beans and other stuff come with their very own decoding instructions. Your body knows what to do with them. They provide you with fuel without confusing anything (unless you’ve got a unique case).
The food made by man messes with your brain, hormones and digestive system. Your body doesn’t know what to do with it. It’s havoc.
Yes, things like flour and sugar are man made (I mean unless you’re chewing on some sugar cane) and therefore they elicit these really weird responses in your brain, with your hormones and with your digestive system. That’s not to say the body doesn’t work REALLY hard to figure out what to do. But the dopamine response you get is like CRAZY. The insulin response is like CRAZY. The turmoil your gut goes through (even if you don’t feel it) to break this food down into something it can transfer to cells to use is CRAZY.
Real food gives you lasting nutritional benefits. Energy. Vitamins. Nutrients. Fiber.
Fake food gives you lasting medical issues. I bet you can name someone you know with everyone of these issues: sleeping problems, energy problems, chronic pain, headaches, anxiety, depression. Then there’s things like diabetes, fibromyalgia, arthritis, colitis, IBS, high cholesterol and more. While there are environmental factors to this disease, there’s also a lot to blame on the Standard American Diet (SAD).
Real food gives you lasting benefits like energy, pride and a body less encumbered. Because your body can use real food efficiently and nutrients and energy to cells, you’re going to have more energy. You’re also not slowed down by a digestive system that is literally like WHAAAAT do I do with all this nonsense?
Pride! That you put your health first, that your clothes fit, that you honor and care for your body.
A body that is free to do more because it’s properly fueled. One that isn’t stopped by figuring out what clothes are going to fit. One that doesn’t have big obstructions when you bend over to do things.
Fake food gives you short term happiness and sacrifices those long term benefits. You feel happy in the moment (and it’s not your fault, your brain is like WOOOO and your gut microbes are like FEED MEEEE. But I teach, I PLEAD, how we can find OTHER sources of temporary, natural highs so that we can still ALSO get those long term benefits too.
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