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Health: "Can't It Just Be Fun?"
~~ Juanita Bellavance
Our health seems like such a constant issue, doesn’t it? Yet, babies don’t give a thought to it and they are just healthy – unless something unnatural occurs for them. Then, of course, health would need to be a focus until that could get handled effectively.
Generally speaking, though, if we are unhealthy it’s probably from several habits we have found ourselves with so that healthy choices are not as natural as breathing. Just remember, breathing wouldn’t be natural either if we did not have our environment set so it is conducive to health breathing.
Ooops. I guess it’s transparent where I’m headed with this now… : )
Let’s take a look at our natural environment for food. When you are looking for a quick snack, do you have boxes of raisins and raw peanuts in the pantry? Or do you have a bag of chips and salsa awaiting you there? When you go to the freezer for a scoop of ice cream, is it REAL ice cream or artificial this and artificial that?
What if you only had the real things available? The real and healthy snacks are just as yummy as the unhealthy ones. Sweet potato soufflé or banana pudding are as sweet as any cinnamon roll could be and at least have SOME nutrition to them.
Ah, but what is the cause of the choices we have set up for ourselves? We could just as easily buy wheat crackers as any other kind, couldn’t we? We are conditioned for the unhealthy stuff. It reminds me of our sweet beagle, Lucy. She is totally innocent to what we allow her to put in her mouth. Had she never tasted a cracker, she would not know she even liked it. If all we gave her was healthy dog food, she would be just as content. But once the door is open to the other tasty human food that’s not good for her, she WANTS IT!
I was once on the Atkins Diet for a while and between meals occasionally thought I wouldn’t like what I was about to eat. It was always something so good for me. Then, when I would put that food in my mouth, it was SO DELICIOUS! It was then that I realized I like healthy food just as much as I like unhealthy food.
So, now what stops me from eating healthy? I haven’t set my environment so “healthy” IS my choice!
Are you the same way? If so, what is the root cause of it all? Lack of discipline, lack of belief? Lack of commitment to your own well-being? Lack of energy? Lazy?
Notice the word “lack” above? Have you ever noticed how when you are in a mental state of abundance, it seems like ALL things are possible and you have the “world on a string” so to speak?
Maybe your mental state is the place to start… Now that’s “food” for thought! LOL
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