I’m angry…and you should be too!
Imagine your significant other, parent, friend, co-worker, boss, or a complete stranger, spending countless hours masterminding the most devious of schemes. The goal? To hypnotize you under their control. The stronger their hold, the more difficult it becomes to break away. They lie (very convincingly), leading you to believe they really care about you…and you in fact believe them because you are completely unaware of their manipulative powers. You become brainwashed. You find that you can’t live without them and become addicted to their power—addicted to them.
No one—and I mean NO ONE— likes to be manipulated. The only thing worse is being manipulated your entire life and not even realizing it. No…I take that back. There is something worse. Being manipulated your entire life and then blaming yourself for the person you’ve become.
Am I ruffling your feathers a bit? Are you hot and bothered at the mere thought of another person making it their life’s mission to dominate your mind and body…to literally wreck your well-being?
Are you angry? You should be. I am. In fact, I am furious!
The scenario I just painted is real my friends. You are being manipulated…by food.
I’m not talking apples, oatmeal and carrots here. I’m talking ooey-gooey, cheesy, salty, sugary, fried, flaky, crunchy, chocolatey processed foods. Foods coming not from the earth, but from a factory.
Did you know that food makers spend millions of dollars concocting specially formulated recipes that will stimulate your brain to want more and more of the yielded food? The main ingredients? Fat, sugar and salt. There’s even a name for the end result that is responsible for creating this out-of-control, eat-till-it’s-gone-and-you-feel-like-a-pig behavior. It’s called the “Bliss Point.” That precise point at which you derive the greatest pleasure from fat, sugar and salt. In other words, it’s that point which creates the greatest amount of CRAVE.
Are you angry? You should be.
Are you angry at yourself? Stop it! Stop blaming yourself for getting “drunk” on potato chips, doughnuts and chocolate chip cookies. This unstoppable force isn’t born out of a lack of willpower or self-control…it’s the food.
Real food (i.e. food from the earth/one-ingredient foods) doesn’t perpetuate binge-related behavior. It satisfies. It nourishes. It pleases the body, mind and soul. It eases (not causes) disease.
Be aware. Be angry, then proactive. Take control…because it’s YOUR body. I’m not suggesting you swear off your most treasured delectable treats. Just be aware and take caution. Know what they do to your brain and create a plan for portion-control.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to stand by and let anyone or anything (insert processed food here) control my health…unless it’s me. I’m worth more than that. YOU are worth more than that.
Are you angry? You should be.
Now go do something about it.