Sunday, April 26, 2015

Super Self

A plant-based diet may seem daunting or pointless to some people.

But one perspective to have is what are you missing out on by not trying a plant-based diet?

Standard American Diet
By not eating a plant-based diet, you still fit in with everyone else, have plenty of restaurants to choose from, and don't have to worry about what you'll eat during holidays, travel, or social situations.

But you may also experience regular fatigue, headaches, inflammation, hormone imbalances, weight gain, constipation or other digestive issues, or more serious health concerns like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and life-threatening diseases.

You probably get ill semi-regularly and visit the doctor multiple times each year. You likely take a variety of medications and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or supplements either by choice or because a doctor told you to.

You may also lack the motivation to exercise regularly.

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with some health condition and were told that there's nothing you can do to stop it, "it's just something that happens with age," or it's just the bad luck of the genes you got.

Are you satisfied with that? Do you wish that some of those symptoms could go away or diminish?

I assure you, they can.

Plant-Based Diet
Imagine an improved version of your present body, a "Super Self" if you will. I'm not talking about magic, a quick fix super pill, never-seen-before breakthrough technology, or some complicated regimen that you can't maintain long-term.

It's really, really simple: the food you eat everyday makes a huge impact on your body.

Think about it, you don't put whatever liquid is conveniently available in your car to make it run requires a particular kind of fuel.

So does your body.

If you give your body the right kind of fuel, it will run better from the inside and outside.

Imagine no longer feeling exhausted at the end of your day or when you first awake in the morning. What if you no longer got a splitting headache or felt foggy in the afternoons. Imagine no longer feeling pain when you climb the stairs or attempt exercise.

Think about what your life might look like if you rarely get sick, only go to the doctor once per year for a checkup. Better yet, imagine what your life might be like if you were able to stop taking all medications and those pesky ailments you were told to blame on your genes or there's nothing to do about it...went away permanently.

Imagine having clear, vibrant, and youthful looking skin. Imagine aging at a slower rate.

Picture what your future would look like if you kept that up. You'd be able to pick up and play with your grandchildren and not tire. You would be mobile and independent, and your mind would stay sharp as a tack. People's jaws would drop when you tell your actual age because you would look and act so much younger.

All of these thoughts do not have to stay in your imagination. This life is possible and waiting for you, but you have to choose it.

You choose what food enters your body. Choose the right food, be consistent with it, and you'll be amazed at the results.

What are you waiting for?

If you are interested in learning how to start a plant-based diet, I encourage you to read my previous 2-post series: Getting Out of the Meatrix.

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