The “food” that isn’t a food...


Aug 3, 2021

 by Marty Skele
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This month I want to focus on one of the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS you can do when it comes to getting ACTUAL results.

 

And this one thing will also help:

  • Your health
  • Your workout/sports performance
  • Up your energy levels
  • Reduce painful joints
  • The quality of your skin and hair
  • Your heart
  • Your brain
  • How you feel now and into the future.

 

Big stuff, right?!

 

It has to do with what you EAT.

 

Because there’s a direct line between your food intake and EVERY one of the things on that list (plus a lot more).

 

This isn’t groundbreaking news. But …

 

There might be something specific standing in your way of putting it into action.

 

FACT: There’s a type of food specifically engineered to make you crave more of it.

 

And this food product is also crammed with some of the worst things for your body that you can eat: added sugars, unhealthy fats, refinded salt, and loads of extra (empty!!!) calories.

 

→ It’s “Ultra-Processed Food” – cookies, chips, donuts, chocolate bars, sweetened cereals, sweetened "health" bars, sausage rolls/pies, white bread, cakes and biscuits etc. – and many scientists agree it’s ADDICTING.

 

And even if it’s not ACTUALLY addicting, studies have found these “foods” stimulate the reward pathways in your brain the same way some drugs do.

 

So, not only is this “food” NOT GOOD for you, it makes you crave even MORE of it.

 

So a real good reason not to let it enter your house or kitchen!

 

Don't give in to the short-term high it may give you. You know that it has absolutely ZERO life-giving nutrition to it and you will feel LOUSY after eating it so catch yourself when your emotions are getting the better of you. 

 

TRY THIS: Next time you've had a crappy week/day/hour/minute and you're getting "those" feelings that always trigger you to binge out on crap, CATCH YOURSELF in that moment and just STOP. Close your eyes, place your hands on your belly and take 5 of the slowest breaths you can take (aim for 10-15 secs inhale & exhale). Once done, think about all the reasons why you should NOT eat that highly processed food you had planned to eat.

 

I bet it is A LOT easier to make a self-serving choice from that place.

 

I have a LOT of great info coming for you about these “foods” and shifting away from eating them.

 

BUT FIRST … it all starts with AWARENESS.

 

Start paying attention to what you’re craving and the emotions behind those cravings!

 

Write down what you’re craving, and also when. Documenting all of this will help you find patterns - and it’s also a great way to start taking back control.

 

So that’s your mini-assignment for the next few days – notice the who/what/when/where/why of any cravings you have. Try the breath control tip if you get caught in an emotional sh*tstorm too. 

 

Are you down?! Email me back and let me know.

 

Make it an amazing day,

Marty Skele 

www.crossfitcaloundra.com.au

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