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10 Quotes that Explain What’s Wrong with Your Diet

10 Quotes that Explain What’s Wrong with Your Diet

When looking to improve your health it can be hard to know where to start. A great place would be with nutrition. What many people don’t know or have forgotten is that nutrition is a two-sided discipline. It concerns not only what you eat but also when you eat.

Food has been a central figure in health for as long as we have recorded history. It is a symbol of prosperity, temptation, hospitality, and has been an influencing factor in the spread of populations across the globe. I have gathered new and ancient nutritional wisdom alike from some of the greatest thinkers the world has known, all of which has now been validated by modern science.

Here are ten quotes that perfectly summarize everything you need to know to clarify your understanding of diet and nutrition to help you down the road towards a happier and healthier life.

Alexander Pope Quote

    You’ve probably struggled to stick to diets, or been discouraged by your own “lack of willpower”, or felt guilty for eating. You don’t have to feel this way because it’s not you that is failing the diets. The diets are failing you. Ditch the diets.

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    Michael Pollan Quote

      Despite the heart-healthy labels, Cheerios are not good for you. In fact, almost all processed foods are bad. In order to make something shelf-stable, nutrients are removed and replaced with refined carbohydrates which are a form of sugar. Sugar makes you fat. Focus on regularly eating healthier, whole foods.

      Martin Berkhan Quote

        If you are regularly eating healthy foods then you don’t have to live in fear of “cheating”. It’s okay to enjoy the occasional treat and to not feel guilty about it. The goal is simply to keep it occasional.

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        Hippocrates Quote

          That even goes for dieting. Humans aren’t made to diet all the time, nor to eat junk food all the time. Find a healthy balance of restraint and indulgence. Find pleasure in both. There is peace in moderation.

          Chinese Proverb about Health

            Pharmaceuticals are amazing, but they can become crutches that mask symptoms instead of solving root problems. If you are taking medication to help you out, don’t be afraid to give your health an extra boost with other means like improving your diet and fasting.

            Hippocrates Quote

              Your food determines how you feel day to day, not just when you are sick. Regularly eating healthy, whole foods will boost your energy, improve your mental clarity, and help you sleep better!

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              Dr. Robert C. Peale Quote

                Your body is a powerful organism. When treated properly and given the nutrients it needs it has the ability to prevent and heal almost anything. In fact, the practice of fasting has been shown to reduce the chance of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis, to reduce the potency and side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, reduce inflammation, and even reverse type-2 diabetes!

                Tony Robbins Quote

                  Cutting down portion size, cutting out snacks, not eating when you aren’t hungry, and intermittent fasting are by far the most effective tools for weight management.

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                  Paracelsus Quote

                    Ever notice how when you are sick you don’t feel like eating? That is because your body wants to focus it’s energy on healing, not digesting. Fasting is the body’s healing state. It literally gets rid of worn out parts, repairs anything that is damaged, and creates new better-working and cleaner building blocks.

                    Herbert M. Shelton Quote

                      One forgotten or lost principle of nutrition is that when you eat matters just as much as what you eat. You should spend as much or more time in the fasted state, otherwise your body doesn’t have enough time to complete the digestive process and turn its focus to other things such as detoxifying and healing.

                      With these new insights, we hope that living a healthier life will come easier to you.

                      Featured photo credit: LifeBox Nutrition| lifebox.diet via pinterest.com

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                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                      Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                      Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                      1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                      Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                      This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                      In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                      The result: no more mental stress.

                      2. Unplug

                      Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                      How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                      It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                      Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                      3. Easy on the Caffeine

                      Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                      Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                      4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                      That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                      How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                      • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                      • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                      • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                      While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                      5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                      This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                      The result: mental stress will be gone!

                      So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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