Daily Quote: "I become what I eat." - Frank Atkins
Good morning friends. I've noticed lately that my postings have been getting too long, so today I promise to try to keep it short. I'd like to share with you another key to eating healthy and to good nutrition, and it is simply this: you become what you eat.
Let that simple, yet profound thought permeate your being. Whatever you eat becomes a part of your body and your cells. What you put into your body, whether food or drink, will have a powerful effect on your total physical well-being, either for good or for bad. The laws of nature and of God say that what you sow, you will reap. What you eat and drink will manifest in your body, either as health, vitality, and longevity, or as ill-health, sluggishness, lack of energy, physical problems, various kinds of illnesses, premature aging, and eventually premature death.
What you eat and drink today is what you become tomorrow. Your past and present eating habits, whether good or bad, will determine your future health, either positively or negatively.
WHAT GETS BETTER CAR, YOUR BODY OR CAR?
Here's an analogy to think about. Compare your body to a car. What do you put in your car every week and every few months? What does your car need to run properly and last a long time? You might answer the following: it needs good quality gasoline, good quality oil, water and coolant, transmission fluid, the proper amount of air in the tires, and regular preventative maintenance. That's exactly right! If you take good care of your car, provide it with the right fuel, and give it regular preventative maintenance, then your car will last you many years and will be a real blessing to your life. However, if you never change the oil, you're going to wreck your engine real fast. If you put water or kerosene in your tank instead of good quality gasoline, you'll destroy your engine in a few minutes. If you don't keep the water and coolant filled up, your engine will overheat and you could ruin your radiator and crack your engine block! Basically, if you don't take good care of your car, it won't perform properly, it will develop major problems, and it will eventually die prematurely.
Now, you've got to realize that your body is similar to your car. If you feed it healthy nutritious whole food, it will be strong, it will function properly, and it will last you a long time. However, if you don't feed it properly, and if you feed it unhealthy food, it will become weak, frail, sluggish, and soon it will stop functioning properly, and eventually it will break down and die prematurely. So...the question is:
Do you take better care of your car, lawnmower, motorcycle, boat, or power tools than you do your own body and your own health?
Given the health crisis in America today, most people take much better care of their cars and machines and tools than they do their own bodies. This is sad and tragic because it doesn't have to be that way. If you look at people's actions, the evidence supports the startling conclusion that people value their cars and machines more than they do their own bodies and health.
HOW THEN SHALL WE LIVE?
It's very simple. Everyone needs to start taking responsibility for his or her own health. This begins, of course, with choosing to value your health and body more than you value your car and machines and tools. Make a decision today, right now, to love your body and value it. Decide right now to make the necessary changes to start loving your body and taking good care of it. Choose to start creating for yourself a healthy lifestyle which begins with good nutrition and eating healthy. Evaluate your eating habits and decide to break those poor eating habits and replace them with good eating habits.
Make a commitment to take complete charge of your health and the health of your family. Don't ever give that responsibility away again to anyone else, not even your doctor or the health care system or the government. You, and you alone, must be the Captain of your own health. Start doing your own research on good nutrition and find out exactly what your body needs to function properly and to achieve optimum health. Remember, you become what you eat. This simple, yet profound truth actually goes much farther than that. As Patricia Bragg states in her book, Bragg Healthy Lifestyle,
"You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say, and do."