Many Pilgrims who came to the New World who had fast metabolisms starved to death during the winter. Conversely, the Pilgrims with slow metabolisms lived.
Having a fast metabolism definitely serves a purpose when it comes to survival. Simply put, people with fast metabolisms do not need as much food to survive. The problem is that we’re living in such a rich country with so much abundance that we tend to indulge ourselves.
I witness this in my own household with my children and the lesson is counter-intuitive. My girls have faster metabolisms than does my son. Although he’s bigger than they are, you would expect that he needs more food. In reality, it’s just the opposite. He actually eats less than my daughters and has just as much energy.
The greatest challenge is to control our impulses, which can seem like an insurmountable feat to many of us. A few weeks ago I wrote about how we value what is rare to us. Conversely, when we grow accustomed to so much abundance, as we have in the US, we start to take things for granted, which often leads to unhappiness and impulses to fill the void of emptiness.
Each week my focus is on slowing down to make space so that we can live more fulfilling, happier lives. We’re not going to lose weight and sustain it if we’re stressed, agitated and depressed. We will, though, if we live in gratitude. Sounds overly simplistic, but it leads to powerful results.
Try this: for one week, write down two to three reasons you are grateful. For example, our own health, the health of our children, the person who let you cut them in line at the grocery store because you were in a rush, the man who held the door open for you, etc.
You will be amazed how much more positive your outlook is in just a few days. Do you know where that leads? To a better attitude about taking care of yourself, eating healthy and losing weight sustainably.
The JOOS Reboot is a powerful tool to develop mindfulness so that we can slow down and feel more balanced and control in our every day lives. Once we develop this pattern of eating consciously, we become more aware of what and how we’re eating, which leads to sustained weight loss.
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