Our society worships fast-food, slow food, and every kind of salt-laced greasy food you imagine ever craving – at your door so fast, and you can skip-the-dishes.
We don’t skip the calories.
Why do we collectively not grasp this relationship between food intake and health to manage it better?
Yes, intellectually we get it, but when we look in the mirror or look around at folks in a crowd anywhere, there is plenty of evidence we don’t get it.
If we eat with our brain – informed about what is good for is, about what is not – not intellectual cliffs we need to climb.
We see emaciated third-world people, we quickly figure out it’s got something to do with food – as opposed to aerobic exercise or sleep quality, right?
It’s not about having a personal trainer as much as about personal mobility; move, walk, exercise, move, walk and exercise some more. Our ancestors lived in caves and slept on floors – they didn’t have couches.
Sleep more, sleep better.
Drink more water.
Drink water in place of other drinks.
Most important, don’t go into a grocery store when hungry.
The more I learn about this subject, I’m convinced this solution would never sell a book, because the solution is called ‘a little less’ of this, ‘a little more of that’, incremental changes, of less food and more water, better food, less ‘bad food’, and a little more exercise. We all know these truths but we don’t do it. We might do it a day, or a week, but we don’t do it consistently. Why is that? We have brains, we can think our way through this.
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