It is a natural desire to be healthy and strong. It has become a trend to become healthy and that’s a good thing. More and more people are engaging in regular exercise and more and more people are watching their diet in order to better their health and increase the quality of their life. If you are finding it difficult to maintain a proper diet, it might be helpful to you to realize that you are your food.
Some might think that this is a bold statement, a bit of a lark; that you are your food. But this is not the case, the reality of the situation is that you are what you ingest. Too many is taken for granted that your body is an object that does not change, aside from perhaps getting bigger, that it is kind of like a tube that goes through food, that it ingests nutrition and foodstuff, but that it is not fundamentally changed by the food that it processes.
This is not the case of course, your body is not an object like a house for example. Your body is constantly growing and developing and the body that you have now is completely different from the body that you had 7 or 10 years ago. The reason for this is that, unlike a house, your body is constantly replacing its structure. It is a well-known fact that every single cell in your body is replaced every 7 to 10 years. What this means is that the body that you have now is completely different from the body that you had possibly less than a decade ago. Imagine that; your entire structure, every single last cell, has been replaced and you are as new, physically speaking, as you have ever been.
Now where do you think that material comes from that makes up this body of yours? Well it comes from what you ingest of course. Think about that; your bones, your organs, your brains, and even your eyeballs have been re-created by the things that you eat or drink. When you consider this, it does put a whole new spin on your diet doesn’t?
Next time that you are about to eat something, think about the above fact. If you are essentially what you eat, then is in its the case that you should eat the best things that you can find. Now I’m not saying that you should follow any particular diet, this is up to you, and it is your choice. What I am saying though is that you should be careful about what you eat, especially in this modern age where good natural foods are something that must be pursued.
Eat whatever you like whenever you like, and as you see fit. But make sure that what you eat is something wholesome and natural, that it is not full of chemicals that you can’t even pronounce. If you are a meat eater, try to eat meat from animals that have been treated fairly and that have been fed properly themselves. Some like to see life as some kind of terrible physical contest where you are allowed to take as much as you want because you are more dominant and more powerful. Knowing that you are truly what you eat, you realize that there is an interconnection that you cannot escape though. If you treat what you will eat like a worthless object then you are treating yourself in that same way because that worthless object will eventually be you. If you pollute the ground where your food will grow or where the food that you will eat will grow then you are polluting yourself because you are that food.
You are what you eat. You are connected to the entire world because the world is you. You are made of all the things around you, your body is renewed every 7 to 10 years through the things that you ingest. If you treat the world around you like a dump then realize that you are turning yourself into that dump. If you feed your food garbage or if you feed yourself garbage then realize that you are turning yourself into garbage. If you learn to love yourself, you will learn to love the world around you. If you learn to love the world around you, you will learn to love yourself. If you love the world around you and yourself then you will treat the world around you well and you will be treating yourself well as a result. Never forget that you are the world; because you are what you eat.