As more and more people focus on their overall health, many have found that gut health is integral to well-being. Dr. Chanu Dasari has spent his career in medicine working with gut related health issues and cancers. His research into the effect of chronic inflammation and an overwhelmed gut has led him to taking a full body approach to healing.
I was recently chatting with a friend and colleague who is well-known and liked in the industry. He asked me a question about my dietary habits and I realized that this question applies to most everyone trying to change their lives and bodies with food. Listen in to hear his question and why the answer is so important.
The gist of his question was essentially, how do you do it? How do you avoid sweets, grains, and all the junk that’s out there. The answer, while simple, is not accomplished in a very easy manner, but the reward is amazing.
It’s all about your identity and changing it. For instance, if you’re a non-smoker and someone offers you a smoke what do you tell them? You tell them no, I don’t smoke. You’ve assimilated into your identity that you are a non-smoker.
The same can be said of how you approach the food that you eat. I don’t have to avoid eating cake because I have changed my identity in that I just don’t eat cake. If someone offers it, I can easily avoid it because cake is not something that is in my diet and it’s not something that makes me feel good.
Listen in as I share how you can go about changing your own identity and why it gets easier over time rather than harder. As Tony Robbins says, “Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.” Remember that as you feel the pull toward eating junk.
In This Episode:
[00:32] The question that inspired this episode.
[03:29] What are empowering beliefs and how do they inform your identity?
[05:03] When you have the identity of not eating bad food it makes it easier to say no.
[07:11] How the shows you watch impact your mentality and identity.
[09:31] Visualisation techniques are important to changing your identity.
[12:33] Eventually your taste buds change and you don’t crave bad foods.
[15:45] Use the pain and logic to remember how you’ll feel when you’re healthy.
[16:36] When your taste buds change your cravings will change.
[19:32] This process is why I’m not a fan of diets. This is a long term change.
[23:07] You’ll start to become more in tune with your body and what makes you feel good as you go through this process.
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Soon, we will find ourselves deep in the middle of winter. There are some great things about winter to look forward to like the holidays, snow, winter sports, and cozy times at home. And there are also some drawbacks about winter that aren’t as exciting like shorter days, colder temperatures, bad weather, and less sun.
Less sun doesn’t just get in the way of activities like beach days and picnics. It also poses a potential problem when it comes to our health. You see, our bodies need sunlight in order to make vitamin D, which is an essential nutrient that plays many important roles in the body.
There’s been a lot to adjust to in recent times, and if it wasn’t already hard enough to stay productive all workday long, it can be even harder now. Whether you are back in the office or still working from home, you aren’t alone if productivity, mental energy, and focus have been hard to come by.
If that sounds like you, then don’t worry. There are many things you can do to give your brain power a boost and bring more energy, concentration, and focus to your day for peak mental performance.
Along with colder temperatures, shorter days, and leaves changing color, fall brings with it a whole new set of fresh foods that are in season. Long-known as the harvest season, fall is a great time to get in sync with the seasons and fill your diet with flavorful and healthy seasonal produce.
So, let’s take a look at some popular fall favorites – and how these foods can support your health!