Habitual eating to excess.
Basically this means that we practice self service when we practice gluttony. We focus on the food to solve our problems. We eat because it makes us feel good. We eat to celebrate happiness, sorrow, contentedness. We keep stuffing our mouths looking for an answer. We practice gluttony because it is instant gratification. The problem is over and over again we stuff our faces only to feel horrible, fat, we feel like a failure. After awhile we start feeling physically and mentally ill. Body aches, fatigue, depression and mood swings. Our bodies start to create diseases from all that toxic food. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, Diabetes... Our bodies start storing toxins from sugar, caffeine, alcohol, junk food, fast food, chemicals, additives....And the list goes on and on. Not to mention the excess fat that accumulates on our bodies. This makes us feel worse! Now step back and take a look at the list sugar, caffeine, alcohol, junk food, fast food, chemicals, additives. Each and every one of those things are toxic to us. The problem is when we eat them our bodies react with the release of endorphins (Hormones that produce euphoria and a feeling of well being). The problem is it never lasts. It usually only lasts for a few minutes. This is something the food manufactures engineer these foods in order to get that reaction. How many times have you seen a fast food commercial showing a healthy athlete, beautiful models, children, people with over elated happy faces? Also, how many times have you heard that it's okay to have fast food once in awhile. Every waking hour we are bombarded with signals telling us it's okay, go ahead eat this food because it will bring us happiness. In all reality, someone is getting rich on our gluttony and over indulgence.
How many times have you started your day with good intentions. Telling yourself you are going to "eat healthy"? Like eating fruits and veges. We start off the day right then midway we look down at the carrot stick and tell ourselves that we need something more satisfying. What do we do? We tell ourselves, "Just one cookie won't hurt because I've been eating right for the first half of the day." We try and rationalize why allow ourselves foods that produce instant gratification. AND DON'T FORGET TOXICITY! Low and behold, here we go again........
Do you see a pattern here?
Then we try again and again and again only to go right back to square one.
With all this stuff to think about. What are your thoughts?
I am learning that my body is my responsibility and no one elses. There are NO outside sources out there that are going to help my well being. It comes from within. Sure we have ways to help us make healthy choices. There are lots of positive things out there that help us to take care of ourselves but these are all outside sources. IT'S COMPLETELY UP TO YOU TO CHANGE. Now don't get me wrong, Some of the stuff we have access to are extremely beneficial to us. Like Sparks. This is an awesome place and I think my lucky stars that I am part of this community.
Now ask yourself, "Is my body full of toxins?" I think you know the answer. What can you do about it? First all, turn off the television commercial of that beautiful girl who is a size 3 taking a huge bite out of a greasy and toxic hamburger. It's NOT okay to eat that stuff at ANY time!
You're probably telling yourself, "This lady is nuts!" "How can I possibly give it all up?"
The answer is, If you wanna live life in misery because of the damage you are doing TO YOURSELF go right ahead and keep doing it.
Or....You can start RIGHT NOW! To do something about it. Now I know there's no way it can be done in one day. We've told ourselves we are going to take "Baby steps". HA! That was just and invitation for me eat.
It's been almost 3 years since I have had fast food. THIS IS GOD'S HONEST TRUTH! HA! That's a few hundred dollars that have stayed in my pocket and NOT in some persons pocket that is taking advantage of us.
Thanks for reading today's ramblings.