We are all so passionate about food, it links with our social tribe culture for centuries - to memories of friends and family. To good times and also to our core beliefs to the earliest memories and moments we have in life.
Yet at 40 years old I had a body which wasn't very tuned. But i didnt know it. All my life I had eaten and been fed around the social practices of food in Sydney Australia. Meat and three vegetabe dinners, lots of milk for calcium, and protein and iron is why we ate meat. Yes I did eats lots of fruit and im thankful for having a family that provided fruit in abundance.
There was also a large focus on breads and fast food, from Pizza Hut to MacDonalds and KFC and lots of sweets promoted. I didnt know any better it was just the way it was. Very similar in some ways to a spoilt child, who is innocent and reactive to the enviroment they are born into. As children we not only believe our parents we are born into societies where certain social constructs exist and some things which really are not good are accepted as standard practice and just part of life.
I lived in the social construct and had terrible body image issues, also not the best health. At 44 years old I was 130kgs and didnt have much energy.
It was in the early forties everything changed. I started to question everything in life, everything that I had believed without solid evidence. It was about challenging myself to be really honest with myself, so i could be honest with my children in every way, and how could I do that if I just blindly followed some social norm that i hadn't tested or sort scientific proof. For me it all styarted wit learning discovering what the body of capable of and how much nutrition we actually need. I challenged so many things.
- Cut meals down to one per day with two small snacks
- Cut carbohydrates and processed sugar from my diet, even potatoes and betroots
- cut packaged foods, only fresh food moving forward
- Cut meat and dairy
- limited nuts to a handful per day
With all these changes and just bringing in long walks into my routine. Tyring to walk between 7,500 and 10,000 steps per day.
I started feeling amazing in a very short period of time.
In this section I will uncover the myths i was brought up on, what industries promote to get you to buy their products.
All i suggest it to be open to the fact that their is significant and extremely effective propaganda that has been influencing us more than we ever knew. if you would like to wake up and be aware continue reading and be open minded.
Im a pretty sarcastic guy at times, i dont beliee things on a whim i need eveidence proof and great logic and feeling to change. Some things in life just have a smell about them that makes you question further and challenge previously held notions. Thats how i felt one fact after the next, one story after the next as i read just seemed to make sense.
After watching movies, reading books and just rhinking about aligning to my core values of kindness. Changing my food notions from previously held ideals seemed to be gaining traction. I still wasnt convinced, so after a month or two of research I had to test the theory and break away from previosuy held notions to the possibility that i had been hoodwinked into eating wat is essentially unhealthy and very bad for the planet overall.
It was a massive change but it was just so obvious to me because it aligned with my values, from that day forward i felt better and better, more alive, losing weight, more active, vibrant, no more mood swings or lethargy in the afternoons. Cutting sugar was hard for the first 4 days but post that change i felt a clarity of mind that just blew me away.
Thats when all the research started to make sense because the reality was I was feeling amazing.
Read on more to the Food Myths and other sections of the site to learn about the journey.