This whole concept is directly applicable to your food life. Most people love to eat. They may not like the political crap that goes with eating (eat your vegetables, don't eat too much junk, etc.) but we sure do love our food. If we eat too much, we can overtax our bodies and they will not work as efficiently. After prolonged overconsumption we can cause a breakdown of vital processes that can lead to illness. If people are not trained how to eat properly, they will assume they are doing alright. I had direct experience with this as a few people at work were "bragging" about eating well by holding up a certain food as a "health food." I gave them the evil eye, but I didn't want to discourage them. I asked them a few questions that I hoped would get them thinking. I believe people should have treats occasionally to reward good behavior (I'm not a prude) but treats as a lifestyle are not productive. Overeating makes the body work too hard. It is very hard work to process a large amount of heavy food. We get sluggish, run-down and overweight. Sometimes your body needs time-off from its labors. For some that means a REAL time-off with fasting. For others, the Reboot is the perfect bodily vacation. Less food to digest, less stress over what to eat, proper nutrition ensures you get what you need and revitalizing energy returns to motivate you. And, after a nice Reboot, you may return refreshed to your labors and with a new perspective on food.
I am sure I'll see a couple more Saturdays with work on my calendar, but I can cope. I am hoping that my body doesn't feel overworked and under-appreciated as many of you might feel in your jobs. I wouldn't want my body to go on strike or, heaven forbid, up and quit on me. Balance at work and balance in diet: eerily similar and both vitally important to good health. We may not feel like we have much control over work, but we certainly have control over our diet. So, if you are not Rebooting, go to your boss (that is you) and ask for a raise, of sorts. Insist on a Reboot. If you are already Rebooting, congratulate yourself for treating your employee (that is you, too) so well. Know that your intelligent management will reap long-term benefits for your business.
This Reboot is one job I will miss when I retire from it. I will look back upon it with fond memories. I'm sure I'll be able to get some part-time Reboot work, too, as I have a lot of experience. :)
|I am 70% through the 60 days.|
Weight: 149.4 lbs.
|Down a bit again. Hope the trend continues.|
Food: Cherries, Banana, Almond Butter, Nuts, Raw Cacao/Goji/Seed Chunks, Big Salad
|Big salad I made after slaving all day at work.|