Don't "Go On A Diet." Upgrade Your Standards Instead
Have you noticed that the most successful people in the world have high standards for their lives? No matter their field, they won’t settle for anything less than the best. They feel compelled to live extraordinarily.
Some apply these standards to their health. Their bodies are sacrosanct. They won’t do them any harm. After all, it’s all they have. Without their physical form, they can’t squeeze the juice out of life. They can’t experience the bounty of this world.
This mindset, though, is radically different from the mainstream. For most people, accepting less than the best in terms of health is a perfectly reasonable course of action. After all, that’s just the way the world is. People are expected to eat junk, live stressful lives, be out of touch with their spirit, and be sedentary.
Living this lifestyle offers the least resistance. It’s what society is communicating to the masses that they should do. They’re in the machine, and there’s no getting off it.
Upgrading Your Standards
Fundamentally, the reason diets don’t work is that people aren’t elevating their standards for themselves. They think that what they have is “good enough” for them, even if what they are doing is actually destructive.
If you want to be elite in terms of health, you need to get out of this mindset. Living higher is about figuring out what you are prepared to tolerate. Are you willing to put up with less than ideal health? Or are you the sort of person who gets angry at the idea that you’re accepting less than the best?
In life, you get what you tolerate. If you’re willing to put up with a low quality diet and lifestyle, that’s precisely what will occur. It’s only when you put your emotions behind your dietary choices and start to really put some thought into what it is you are eating (as well as maybe finding out more here about new recipes you could try) that things really begin to change for good.
Falling In Love With Your Food
The biggest impediment to happiness in the human mind is the feeling of lack. You might say to yourself, “I don’t have enough money, so I can’t be happy” or “my spouse doesn’t fulfill my needs, so I can’t experience joy in my life.”
These thoughts extend to food. People believe that if they eat well, they will have to suffer. They won’t get the things that they want.
The trick here is to change what you want. Eating right doesn’t give you the same dopamine hit as you get with chef-prepared, industrialized food. But it does give you the energetic body that you desire.
What’s more, healthy food doesn’t have to be bland. You can now get truffle flavored olive oil, burgers made of pea protein, and practically every herb and spice in existence.
If you want to change the way you eat, fall in love with what you’re doing. Have faith that your recipes are building the body you deserve. Know that it is helping you build the life you want. Don’t deprive yourself by going on a diet. Find a new way to look at it.