What If

What If:

Instead of being afraid to eat the wrong thing, you took pleasure in eating all the right things?

Instead of being hungry all the time, you felt satiated and satisfied all day long?

Instead of feeling like you “deserve” to eat treat after a meal because you were “good,” you giggled with pleasure at the meal itself?

Instead of feeling run down and tired all the time, you felt energetic and awake?

Instead of relying on caffeine and stimulants to power through your day, you slept when you were tired?

Instead of killing yourself in a workout only to then crash on the couch for the rest of the day, you integrated movement into everything that you did?

Instead of belching, passing gas, feeling bloated, and having loose or irregular stools, your digestive organs were peaceful and functioned normally?

Instead of counting calories, you ate intuitively until you felt full?

Instead of eating lowfat or no-fat, you actually sought out saturated fats?

Instead of going to the gym you went for a walk?

Instead of heaving weights, you climbed a tree?

Instead of driving to the store, you walked there?

Instead of eating boneless, skinless chicken breasts, you ate pieces from all over the chicken, including the crispy skin?

Instead of popping antacids and proton-pump inhibitors, you addressed your underlying digestive problems?

Instead of paying for the packaging and marketing of consumer products labeled as “food,” you took those dollars to a farmers’ market, local artisan, or CSA?

Instead of drinking soda, you toyed with fermented drinks like kombucha, kefir and kvass?

Instead of eating muscle meat all the time, you ate the organs and other “nose-to-tail” cuts of the animal?

Instead of waffles, cereal or pancakes, you ate sautéed greens, eggs and bacon for breakfast?

Instead of feeling like you have to lose X number of pounds, you started to nourish your body and give it what it needed?

You worked out less and instead, moved more?

Instead of punishing your body, you honored and thanked it?

What if?


One Response to “What If”

  1. on 18 Jan 2013 at 9:06 amcarmen Hunter

    I love this post. Because even 5 years ago I wouldn’t be doing half of them…and now this is how I live (with the exception of the organ meats and red meat…I know I know..I am working on it 🙂 ) Isn’t it liberating to just BE? Instead of worrying all the time?

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