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Absolutely everything we do, think and feel is influenced by what we eat. Bottom line: if you want to perform like a high-energy person, you have to eat like one. What you choose to put on your fork can be more powerful than anything you will find in a prescription bottle. When you give your body what it needs, it can — and will — do miraculous things.

Greg McKeowan, author of ‘The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’, explains how the siege on our attention causes cognitive overload and we end up experiencing decision fatigue: which means that the more choices we are forced to make – and how fast we are forced to make them – drastically drops the quality in the choices we end up making. Our attention is bombarded from the moment we open our eyes to when we finally collapse into bed. Choices hound us, haunt us, and hunt us down via the media on our televisions, radios, in shops, computers and mobile phones. Choosing the right fuel to stay energized is not always easy, but with a little insight, inspiration and initiative you can, and will, increase your energy and overall health, and you may even lose some of that extra weight you’ve been wanting to get rid of.

Eating right should not be about deprivation or difficulty. It should be about feeling empowered, feeling energized, feeling healthier and making the right choices for the right reasons.

Five food guidelines that I live by …

Don’t under eat — your fuel tank cannot run on empty.

Don’t overeat — you will feel sluggish and lethargic.

Choose real, unprocessed food — the closer to nature, the better.

Be balanced — allow for some flexibility.

Have fun — eat with enjoyment and gratitude to feel nourished.

Above all, listen to your body. It will tell you more than all the nutrition experts on the planet.

1 minute video overview on this topic here:

Celynn Erasmus RD(SA)


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