“Without your health, you have nothing”.Â Never a truer word has been spoken.Â Think about it for just a second.Â Let’s say you had $1,000,000 but only had 3 weeks to live.Â Or, how about the alternative, no money in the bank but still another 50 years to live.Â It’s hardly a choice really.Â The good news is, you don’t have to choose between them, you can have both.
Towards the end of last year I realised that I was slipping into some pretty bad habits with my food.Â But to be honest I didnt’ realise just how bad until I decided to take some drastic action and stop eating.Â It was inteded as a detox, and it worked very well.Â But it surprised even me that it would last for 17 days in total.Â Of course I didn’t just do it on a whim, I took a lot of time to research and learn about the possible implications of fasting.Â And for me it was absolutely worth it.
My main purpose was to detox, break some bad habits and gain some perspective.Â It wasn’t my intention to do it to lose weight, butÂ I dropped over 10kg.Â And thanks to some big changes in my nutrition habits I’ve only put on about 2kg and now I’m back at my high school body weight, something that I neer thought I’d see again.
It’s now over 2 months since the my 17 day fast finished, and I think it’s one of the best things that I have done.Â But let’s face it, it’s not something that I would recommend for anyone else to do unless they have taken considerable time to research the process as I did.Â Even then it’s not a good idea for everyone to fast.
At the end of the day good health or getting to your ideal weight is really quite simple.Â Not necessarily easy, but it’s simple.
- Eat less (control your portions in your nutritional intake)
- Eat differently (eleminate as much processed food as possible, aim for 100% fresh food)
- Drink more water
- Move more (exercise daily, walking is a great start)
In order to be successful in any field your physical and mental health are definitely essential elements.Â Don’t just think about it, make the change now and claim your life. Here are a few resources that will most certainly help.