Overcoming Our Appetites

 

WE ARE OFTEN LED BY OUR APPETITES AND THE RESULT IS POOR HEALTH AND A DIMINISHED POTENTIAL LIFESTYLE (Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune)

WE ARE OFTEN LED BY OUR APPETITES AND THE RESULT IS POOR HEALTH AND A DIMINISHED POTENTIAL LIFESTYLE
(Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune)

Appetites are powerful. They are the cause of every form of bad that can come to our lives if allowed to take a natural course in our lives. I realize this is a strong statement, but think about it for a moment. Whether we want to admit it or not, we are led by our appetites. All of our senses – sight, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting – affect our daily decisions in every area of our lives, ergo our appetites in life. This is especially true when it comes to food.

Because we are creatures of habit, once we get our brain hardwired with a habit of something that our sense enjoy, we can easily fall victim to its pull on our lives, even when it defies what we know in our mind to be wrong or unhealthy or dangerous for us. Breaking food habits requires the same sort of disciplined mindset that breaking physical habits does.

1)  Be willing to acknowledge that your habit/lifestyle is harmful or destructive for your wellbeing in life. This means seeing what you are doing as something that is not good for you and seeing that it produces a negative outcome or consequence for your life if you do not change.

2)  Recognize the source of knowledge and wisdom that provides the best path to follow in order to rid you of the habit/lifestyle that you know you must change.

3)  Make a determination to change what you know is not in your best interest and the best interest of those you love by replacing what you were doing that was unhealthy for you with another more healthy habit that will supercede the impulses of your bad habit(s).

4)  Submit yourself to someone who you trust will hold you accountable for your decision to change in positive ways.

5)  Be consistent in your determination to see the goal of making the positive change in your life that you want to see become a reality.

Better health is a process, a journey, and a proactive choice to take the small incremental daily steps in the right direction towards the ultimate goal you have of becoming a better, more healthy, and more successful individual in life. Are you ready to make the changes you need to find a happier, healthier, and more active lifestyle that can change the way you look and feel? If so, take a moment and subscribe to the Veggie Chronicles Newsletter. This will be the beginning of a new way of looking at what you eat and how you live.

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