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Old 18-01-2019, 01:28 AM
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I think it because in modernity we have the underlying philosophy of freedom, and have drawn the conclusion that freedom = choice. This is represented in 'the land of the free' by having 87 choices about everything. How many ketchups are on the supermarket shelf? In the 'whole food' market it has gone the other way. For example, there are so many heirloom tomato varieties, but probably between 3-5 varieties of tomato on any supermarket shelf. Where I grew up in a third world county there were so many varieties of banana in the marketplace I couldn't give a number, but what about the supermarket? Cavendish, ladyfinger and perhaps one variety of cooking banana. But there is a whole supermarket isle for just chips.


Under the philosophy of 'give them a choice and tell them they are free, we attempt to incorporate freedom ideologies into policy which is 'fair', but such policy is strongly biased toward the 'free market' which provides choices to the consumer. However, the free market is not concerned with the betterment and well-being of their consumers. They only want you to consume their products, and consume as much as possibly can - plus throw out what you can't!



The symbolism of the image of 'great American food' laid in abundance beneath the portrait of Abraham Lincoln is so poignant. A choice between a whole lot of cr4p is what 'freedom' has come to be. But people miss it because it is concealed in plain sight by the invisibility of normalcy which defines 'American'. Thus, the image of the white-house lunch represent how policy determines the standard (or normal)American diet, and how people are the unwitting slaves of policy - even though the policy gives them choice.

Freedom is not choice. If you attended the white house lunch, what choice did you have? Similarly, the same choice you have given the 'great American lunch'. Choice is not freedom. People are merely bound to the choices available to them in their environment and influenced by the pressures acting upon them. Freedom is the ability to discern what is for the best and making the 'right' choice.
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No man is an island and everyone is a product of their environment. We just don't need to be fit and strong to survive in our environment, and all we are doing is adapting to survive in the environment we have.


When we have a simple view, like fitness is a personal choice, that's all a myth, because almost all people want to be healthy and strong, and they are free to choose, but they do not do what it takes. People, like other animals, have evolved to conserve energy for essential survival. The body works that way on the mechanical level - and when underfed during a 'hungry time' it draws energy from fat and non-essential muscle tissue to preserve vital functions. We are not naturally inclined to 'exercise' for this reason, but we are naturally designed to move a lot because during our evolutionary history we had to work hard to get enough food.


In remote locations where people live a subsistence lifestyle, everyone is strong because you have to be to survive, and no one is fat because accessing enough calories is hard work.


We deal with modernity, so rather that being active because it's hard to survive, we have to 'exercise' and 'eat right' to be healthy and strong. We have to 'artificially simulate' what we have evolved over eons to be - which is not necessary for survival - but rather, part of our designer lifestyles.


Even though it is not natural for animals including humans to do unnecessary work for which there is no food (reward), it is natural to be highly active, so our bodies release 'happy hormones' through activity. Movement makes you feel good.


I already know everyone wants to be healthy and strong, and that's what they choose. The only issue then is following through and living the strong healthy life that you want. Being true your yourself and making it real.

It isn't spiritual secret like 'visualise and the universe will provide'. It's spiritual like you are truthful and realistic. The truth is, 'being strong and healthy means eating the right stuff and doing the right things'.


Dig deep, because the truth is what it is, and something primal and ancient and deep inside is felt rising - a primitive animal, raw physical energy, is trying to get out, and you have the key to the cage.
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I sincerely hope people are following this thread, because I am speaking about true things which will be effective in reality.


I'm not prescribing diets because I'm about life-long nutrition, and in the real world where things really happen, the best diet is the diet you can maintain for the rest of your life. The vegan diet is fine, but the same nutrients apply to any human diet, and depending on the individual personality and their fitness/weight goal, there are different ways of getting the appropriate nutrients.



I'm not pushing any kind of exercise because as is the case with nutrition, the best exercise for you is the exercise that meets your goal, and can keep doing for your life long.


In short, this is about your life, your whole life, and nothing but your life, and it isn't up to me to tell you what to do with your life! You do what you want to do, but be very honest about what you want, and be realistic about doing what it takes to make it happen.


If you don't keep it real it will not work. The universe just gives you consequences - it works according to what is true - and you do brings the consequences that you want - understanding there is a process of 'doing what it takes' to get there.


Face the truth, because if, for example, you are over-weight and have body-image issues, there is nothing wrong with being truthful in saying, 'I'm carrying too much fat'. Accept it because it is true, and feeling bad about it is normal given the circumstances are not only actually adverse, but also highly personal. It's an uncomfortable truth, but true none-the-less, so accept it and accept any feeling that goes with it, because that is truthfully facing reality as it is.



Being healthy and strong depends on truthfulness and realism, and the easiest person to fool is yourself, but in reality you are accountable and have a serious responsibility, so there are no fanciful excuses or justifications - just real life.
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I sincerely hope people are following this thread, because I am speaking about true things which will be effective in reality.


I'm not prescribing diets because I'm about life-long nutrition, and in the real world where things really happen, the best diet is the diet you can maintain for the rest of your life. The vegan diet is fine, but the same nutrients apply to any human diet, and depending on the individual personality and their fitness/weight goal, there are different ways of getting the appropriate nutrients.



I'm not pushing any kind of exercise because as is the case with nutrition, the best exercise for you is the exercise that meets your goal, and can keep doing for your life long.


In short, this is about your life, your whole life, and nothing but your life, and it isn't up to me to tell you what to do with your life! You do what you want to do, but be very honest about what you want, and be realistic about doing what it takes to make it happen.


If you don't keep it real it will not work. The universe just gives you consequences - it works according to what is true - and you do brings the consequences that you want - understanding there is a process of 'doing what it takes' to get there.


Face the truth, because if, for example, you are over-weight and have body-image issues, there is nothing wrong with being truthful in saying, 'I'm carrying too much fat'. Accept it because it is true, and feeling bad about it is normal given the circumstances are not only actually adverse, but also highly personal. It's an uncomfortable truth, but true none-the-less, so accept it and accept any feeling that goes with it, because that is truthfully facing reality as it is.



Being healthy and strong depends on truthfulness and realism, and the easiest person to fool is yourself, but in reality you are accountable and have a serious responsibility, so there are no fanciful excuses or justifications. This is real-life.
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Good points.

The truth told to yourself for your own empowerment applies to everything you are within, inclusive of food and your health in general. Set a dietary change goal and it will open up feelings connected to old habits of eating. Honesty no matter what you feel is so important. Last week my niece says to me. “I’m going on a health kick”This week feelings of vulnerability are arising. Without her realising it all connects. One step in your truth of your mind/body connection opens the truth where your not aligned in other aspects of truth. Radical
Self honesty takes courage, but that courage is what moves you closer to your intentions of truth for yourself in what you seek to embrace as a new truth.
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Good points.

The truth told to yourself for your own empowerment applies to everything you are within, inclusive of food and your health in general. Set a dietary change goal and it will open up feelings connected to old habits of eating. Honesty no matter what you feel is so important. Last week my niece says to me. “I’m going on a health kick”This week feelings of vulnerability are arising. Without her realising it all connects. One step in your truth of your mind/body connection opens the truth where your not aligned in other aspects of truth. Radical
Self honesty takes courage, but that courage is what moves you closer to your intentions of truth for yourself in what you seek to embrace as a new truth.




Too-rooooo dat!


And not speaking as perfect person, the areas of physical exercise and food are in check for me, but other areas of life are not, and this same approach of facing the reality applies to me in areas other than eating and activity, so I'm not just preaching the fitness gospel from a-high here. I'm speaking from where I am myself.


You see, it is so much harder to than it is to not because complacency creates a comfort zone, and as the poet Kahlil Gibran put it, "...have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master?"
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