One day of super clean eating and drastically cutting my caloric intake (compared to what I was eating before) has left me feeling fantastic! I do feel a little bit hungry (not to the point of dying), but I know this is false hunger because I clearly have the reserves to use up!! Therefore, this is where I insert #selfcontrol and suck it up!
With every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you eat like a moose you will look and feel like a moose. To counter this, you need to zip up your mouth, eat less and move more. It really is that simple! Life is all about striving to reach balance and that really applies to almost every category in life. Our bodies, our minds and our spirits are constantly searching for that balance. When you eat too much you feel lethargic, but when you eat too little you have no energy and feel dizzy. However, when you eat too much one day you can balance that out by eating less the next day – works like magic!
Same goes for work – if you work too much and have no time to relax you’re probably losing sleep which in-turn causes a number of other issues (stress, tired, crabby). Or when you work a lot to make a lot of money, but you never have the time to spend it because you’re always working! If you workout three times a day and stuff your face you won’t lose any weight. On the contrary, if you workout three times a day and eat too little your body produces the hormone cortisol which raises insulin thus, putting a stop to your weight-loss. However, when you don’t exercise at all you actually have less energy throughout the day. So, as you can see, in order to achieve optimum health you really need to find balance in all areas of your life (physical, emotional, spiritual, and career.) Everyone is different and we will all have different ideas of what balance is in our life, but it’s something that we should all try and strive for - or at least I will- in 2012!