There was a man who lost heavily in business at 20, defeated in a legislative race at 22, failed again in business at 24, overcame death of his wife at 26, a nervous breakdown at 27, lost senatorial race at 34, lost his chance to be vice president at 47, but became the president of USA at 52. This is the history of Abraham Lincoln. Could we call his life as a life of failure? Get on with life! There is always a day after night.
So what does this synopsis on Abe Lincoln have to do with eating healthy? For me, a lot. First of all, we turn to food when we feel defeated, lonely, empty and/or depressed. Then we over eat and we feel even more defeated, lonely, empty and/or depressed. We forget that there can always be a brighter tomorrow, despite our current circumstances, but we’re certainly not going to make tomorrow a better day if we’re so focused medicating ourselves through food, alcohol or drugs.
Next time you turn to food to dull your emotions or fill a void, encourage you to take a simple pause. Is this really what you want to be doing? Remember, tomorrow will be a brighter day if you allow it.
As usual, I have to go back to our JOOS Cleanse, because it will enable you to kick start healthy eating habits and put you on a path to a brighter future.