Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Eat like a shaman


Let’s face it—our bodies carry our brains around, but these flab factories are not always our friend.

It’s that darn evolution.

Survival genetics—that is the problem here. Our bodies want to do one thing—stay functioning no matter what—and our civilization (for want of a better word) wants to change on us and offer up a constant smorgasbord of yummies.

Primitive bod--modern food sources...Not good.

Shaman-Healer Brant Secunda, author of Fit Soul: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You” (fitsoul-fitbody.com) says when you eat a big meal to prevent snacking later—your body reads this as a signal that food might be scarce in the near future—and the fat-burning mechanism shuts off. So you can even get fat from rice and veggies!

I have also heard that not eating enough cals can shut something off or turn something on—that makes you fat, too.

Shaman Secunda says we need to regain our ancient relationship with food as fuel and medicine.

Maybe you get happier not obsessing over all this. Just a thought.

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