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so when i was a kid of around 10 11

 

years old something like that my family

 

took vacation to chicago

 

it was only a few hours away from where

 

we lived in grand rapids michigan and we

 

went to chicago we stayed in a hotel we

 

got to see all these really cool museums

 

we went to the natural history museum

 

science museums all that good stuff we

 

went to the imax theater as well as i

 

recall now imax theaters

 

are really interesting very cool they’re

 

not always like this but this particular

 

theater was really special in that the screen

 

went all the way from the top of your

 

head in front of you in like a sort of

 

like you were inside of a sphere kind of

 

a thing so you’re kind of surrounded a

 

hundred percent almost you know all the

 

way from your peripheral vision in front

 

of you and above you by the screen so

 

instead of just being in a regular movie

 

theater with a flat screen in front of

 

you this really created sort of an

 

immersive experience i’d never been to a

 

theater like this before it was really

 

cool especially to see a nature program

 

so we saw i don’t even know what it was about but

 

we saw some type of a movie there and we

 

had this really cool immersive

 

experience but there was this moment where

 

it wasn’t even the movie there was just

 

probably maybe it was the production

 

company or something like that had their little you know

 

their little graphic or something

 

and so at the very beginning of the

 

movie there’s this moment where

 

the screen was totally black and you’re

 

just starting the movie and then all of

 

a sudden you see this little speck on

 

the screen and the spec

 

starts to get bigger and bigger and bigger

 

and you’re watching and you’re like what

 

is this thing coming towards me and

 

because this is so immersive and because

 

you have so much screen surrounding you

 

you kind of can’t get away from it it

 

looks like it’s going to hit you it gets

 

bigger and bigger and bigger and then

 

you notice it’s the earth and it’s

 

getting bigger and bigger and bigger and

 

it basically because the screen is so

 

huge it feels like it overtook me when i was

 

young like this watching this this movie

 

i just felt completely overtaken by this

 

image and to be honest it scared the

 

crap out of me and i didn’t like i

 

didn’t expect it and i didn’t expect it to be so

 

just overtaking right

 

so i have this very powerful memory of

 

this you know this

 

huge earth coming towards me and it

 

created this kind of

 

silly fear for the rest of my life i remember

 

at one point i was looking at my science

 

textbook at the planets we were we were

 

having a lesson about the planets and i

 

was looking at the moon the little

 

picture of a moon and then i looked at a

 

little picture of saint mars or

 

something and then i looked at a picture

 

of the earth and i looked at a picture

 

of you know saturn jupiter and then you

 

see the sun and the sun can’t even fit

 

on the page because it’s so large

 

comparatively to say the moon for instance

 

and i started crying because i was also

 

just overtaken with sort of the vastness of

 

you know the universe kind of a thing

 

and there are these moments that we have

 

in our lives where we can start to

 

really see the interplay between you

 

know large and small and our brain can

 

sort of grasp this vastness and it

 

doesn’t always do this but when we do it

 

gets really overwhelming you know it’s

 

like when you see those little videos

 

you ever seen a video like that where

 

you see a little speck like i was

 

talking about with the earth kind of a

 

thing and you see and it sort of gets

 

bigger and bigger bigger um but you go

 

the other direction now so like say you see a picture of

 

you know maybe the cosmos you see like

 

maybe the milky way and then it kind of

 

goes in further and you see

 

maybe kind of a little speck which ends

 

up being the sun and then it goes in

 

further and you see a little speck which

 

ends up being the earth and you keep

 

going in and in you know smaller and

 

smaller and smaller in scale so

 

these kinds of moments that we have

 

where we can sort of visually start to imagine

 

big and small in our worlds

 

is a really powerful thing right

 

so so powerful that it it traumatized me

 

to look at a science textbook

 

a couple years later right

 

that’s what i want to talk about today

 

is this kind of interplay between big

 

and small macro and micro and how that

 

relates to not only our healthy eating

 

journey but our consistency with healthy

 

eating in weight loss specifically and

 

then just having this amazing eat to

 

live food on a regular basis for the

 

rest of our life how can we use this

 

interplay to create that stick around

 

this is going to be a fun one

 

hi i’m cheri alberts and this is the

 

watering mouth podcast and i’m going to

 

teach you to eat to live lose the weight

 

and love the process for good episode 7

 

hello so on today’s podcast we are talking

 

about an interesting concept i’m sure

 

you’ve heard this before when you hear

 

about macro versus micro on a nutrient

 

level so well i’m going to give you a

 

little bit of explanation about that if

 

you haven’t heard about that before if

 

you’re a beginner on the eat to live

 

lifestyle or if you just like a

 

refresher we’ll go through that first so

 

you can understand that but i’m going to

 

actually take this in a whole different

 

route that i don’t think you’ve thought

 

of before because i think that this

 

interplay like i was talking about

 

earlier this interplay between macro and micro

 

on a sort of you know general level is

 

really important for you to understand

 

when you’re getting started or when

 

you’re trying to learn how to be

 

consistent on the eat to live or any

 

other healthy eating lifestyle or just

 

weight loss it’s really important to

 

understand that interplay so let me tell you first

 

about how this works just nutritionally

 

so you’ve if you’ve read the book eat to

 

live or eat for life by dr freman which is the basis of my

 

channel my youtube channel this podcast

 

and everything is about this high

 

nutrient healthy whole foods plant-based

 

lifestyle that we’re following

 

if you’ve read the book you’ve heard

 

about this concept before

 

which is the difference between

 

macronutrients and micronutrients so the

 

idea being macronutrients are what

 

everyone else always talks about right

 

that’s what they always talk about in

 

the diet world in the you know exercise

 

world the bodybuilding world etc

 

everyone always talk about

 

macronutrients meaning the four

 

macronutrients there’s only four of them

 

there’s fat protein carbohydrates and

 

also water water is a macronutrient as

 

well we usually just hear about fat

 

protein and carbohydrates and people are

 

talking about oh well how much protein

 

are you getting how much fat does that

 

food have you know how many calories are

 

in it that kind of a thing

 

we call this macronutrients because

 

they’re the bigger nutrients they

 

contain calories of course water doesn’t

 

contain calories even even though it is

 

in macronutrient but these bigger things

 

that we are always talking about it’s

 

sort of what people focus on as if that

 

was the only way like by focusing on

 

that that’s the only way that you can

 

lose weight this is what everything is

 

based on weight watchers right like

 

weight watchers is based on a point

 

system which is sort of based on calories too

 

you know when we’re talking about um

 

caloric density we’re talking about any

 

of these other like atkins is you know

 

very like low carb we’ve we’ve got just

 

the the keto kind of low carb thing we

 

have all these different diets that are

 

based on the macronutrients

 

whereas you have a diet lifestyle like

 

eat to live which is based on the

 

micronutrients in a food so we know what

 

protein fat and carbohydrates are

 

and we also hear about the

 

micronutrients but we don’t really

 

understand the difference between the two

 

necessarily when we’re coming to eat to

 

live so micronutrients being all the

 

things in food that actually don’t

 

contain any calories it’s all the good

 

stuff all these tiny little wonderful

 

things that are inside of our plant

 

foods our whole plant-based foods

 

that don’t have any calories so things

 

like antioxidants right there’s a lot of

 

different kinds of antioxidants there’s

 

vitamins there’s minerals there’s all

 

these wonderful things that we know are

 

really useful for us and important

 

but we don’t necessarily focus on those

 

and what dr freeman is saying we should

 

do is do exactly that it’s shifting our

 

thinking from the macronutrients of

 

caring about the protein fat and

 

carbohydrate content of our food

 

and you know it’s to some extent even

 

the water content but

 

caring more and shifting that caring

 

towards the micronutrients so having as

 

many micronutrients in a food per

 

calorie as possible right so he talks

 

about that health equation

 

that our the greater health that we want to have

 

is because of greater micronutrient load

 

that’s how we will create better health

 

in our life greater micronutrient load

 

per calorie meaning

 

less calories in a food more

 

micronutrients more things like vitamins

 

minerals antioxidants all the you know

 

the flavonoids all this stuff these big

 

words that nobody really exactly knows

 

what they do but they know that they’re useful

 

all of the more that we have of

 

those in our foods and the lea the less

 

amount of calories we have we’re going

 

to create better health meaning we will

 

have lower weight we will have more

 

nutrition in our foods we’ll have more

 

fiber we’ll have more of this awesome

 

stuff that helps to

 

support our health and you know we will

 

get all those benefits from those

 

micronutrients the idea being that you

 

know you can have you can have a certain

 

ratio of macronutrients which is what

 

most people think about when they when

 

they try to diet they think all about

 

the protein fat and carbohydrates and

 

the percentages the ratios and all that

 

as if that really mattered whereas in

 

the eat to live nutritarian diet we

 

don’t care so much about that we just

 

care about having a low amount of

 

calories lots of roughage right lots of

 

fiber and lots of nutrients per calorie all right

 

and interestingly

 

you know when we’re not considering

 

micronutrients we’re just kind of not

 

seeing the forest for the trees we’re

 

not seeing actual nutrition we’re just

 

seeing we’re just counting numbers right

 

it’s like counting calories or it’s like

 

counting weight watchers points we’re

 

making a game out of something which you

 

know can be helpful in in certain cases

 

but we’re not not actually creating any

 

real health benefit now i’ve actually

 

heard weight watchers has changed their

 

point system in the recent years to

 

say that vegetables for instance or at

 

least non-starchy vegetables are zero

 

points which is actually kind of cool

 

that’s a cool thing they cut you know

 

they kind of catch on a little bit to

 

what we’re doing that these foods are

 

now unlimited right you can have

 

unlimited romaine unlimited all that

 

kind of stuff this is kind of taking in

 

that you know the micronutrient

 

amount in a food into consideration

 

which which is actually very helpful

 

but what we’re trying to do is we’re

 

trying to throw all of those point

 

systems out completely because if we

 

just focus on this idea of more

 

micronutrients less calories just and

 

we’re not even counting the calories let

 

me make that clear we are not counting

 

calories here we’re just you know if you

 

look if you kind of rate foods based on

 

these things having more fiber more

 

antioxidants more minerals more vitamins

 

and a little bit less calories that

 

means you’re automatically having plant

 

foods you’re automatically having these

 

high nutrient plant foods like kale and

 

collard greens and watercress and

 

arugula and you’re having lots of just

 

greens in general any kind of greens

 

romaine you know red leaf lettuce green

 

leaf lettuce you’re having cabbage

 

you’re having all these very

 

micro nutrient dense

 

non-starchy vegetables because those are

 

the ones that have the least amount of

 

calories similarly you’re having you

 

know just non-stretchy vegetables in

 

general so mushrooms onions eggplants

 

even you know zucchinis peppers things

 

like this so when you have these types

 

of foods as the bulk of your diet you’re

 

already automatically getting a ton of

 

fiber you’re getting you know just in

 

general a ton of bulk

 

when we’re getting a lot of bulk for our buck

 

so to speak right we’re getting a lot of

 

bulk we’re getting

 

a ton of micronutrients at the same time

 

but a little amount of calories that’s

 

what naturally

 

creates that weight loss for us okay so

 

this equation this idea of using

 

micronutrients instead of macronutrients

 

just not even caring about the

 

macronutrients you know having the

 

micronutrients be spot on per calorie

 

kind of a thing having those lower

 

calorie higher nutrient foods as the

 

bulk of what we eat automatically

 

creates weight loss so that’s kind of

 

how we think of this nutritionally right

 

but what i really wanted to talk about

 

today so that’s all i given okay and

 

that’s all stuff that you can read and

 

eat to live if you want to know that but

 

what really interests me what i want to

 

talk about is this interplay between macro and micro um

 

how would you say this maybe like

 

intellectually or emotionally or

 

psychologically is kind of what i’m

 

talking about today okay so this

 

interplay between

 

the way that we think about this now you

 

know it’s a good example to see that we

 

use macro meaning the sort of big view

 

of everything and we use micro nutritionally

 

but i also want you to start to think

 

about the interplay between macro and

 

micro on how we look at everything

 

in our journey like how is our journey

 

going how are we doing

 

what happened yesterday what could i

 

change about yesterday what

 

is happening in general so that’s kind

 

of what i want to talk about on this podcast

 

what this is is basically

 

seeing a perspective of what’s happening

 

to you so i’m going to give you an example

 

let’s say you got invited to go out with

 

some friends for some drinks or some

 

appetizers something like that okay

 

now let’s say you also had a stressful

 

week at work and you were feeling very

 

tired and you were feeling you you

 

wanted a break you wanted to celebrate

 

you wanted to kind of de-stress and so

 

you decide to go out with your friends

 

and you know maybe the whole time you’re

 

kind of wrestling with yourself about

 

what you should order how much of this

 

you should have should you have another

 

drink or not that kind of a thing you

 

end up eating maybe a bunch of

 

appetizers and you come home you know

 

you’re kind of bloated with salt the

 

next morning you wake up you’ve got you

 

know you’ve got a lot of like salt going

 

on there you don’t feel so good you’re

 

kind of upset with yourself for the

 

decision that you made you wish you made

 

a different decision

 

perhaps right like does this sound

 

familiar to any of you i know it sounds

 

familiar from my past for sure

 

so how does the macro and micro come

 

into play here well this is actually

 

where it is the most important for us to

 

figure out and start to use in our lives

 

seeing the difference between the macro and micro here

 

because my guess is

 

that many of you who are new to my work

 

new to the life coaching stuff that i

 

do this interplay between macro and

 

micro maybe you haven’t even considered

 

before so that’s why this i think is

 

going to be a really fun podcast okay

 

now consider this

 

that person who was deciding whether or

 

not to go out for appetizers that person

 

who was deciding whether or not to get

 

the appetizer that person who was

 

deciding whether or not to have another drink

 

and then that person who came home went

 

to sleep woke up the next morning not

 

feeling so good about themselves having

 

some thoughts about themselves right

 

maybe regretting a little bit feeling

 

guilty maybe upset with yourself that person

 

who made those decisions is not you what

 

all right hold on hear me out and then

 

i’m going to explain how this relates to

 

macro and micro in a second

 

that person who did those things

 

who actually decided to do those things

 

is not you you are actually

 

the person who thinks about what you’re doing

 

you get the difference there let me try

 

to explain that a little bit more

 

you are not the person who made the

 

decisions you’re not the person who just

 

ordered the drinks and the appetizers

 

and things like that you

 

are the person who can think about that

 

now this is where the macro and the micro comes in

 

because i want you to start thinking about micro

 

and you know the smaller littler perspective

 

of having been the person who got the

 

drinks right the one who was inside your head

 

making the decisions doing what you do

 

just you know having fun with friends

 

talking you know what i was maybe

 

flirting like you know ordering the

 

appetizers having the drinks that was

 

that was the part of you who makes who made the decisions

 

but there is another part of you who

 

thinks about the decisions you made

 

do you see that do you buy that

 

can you understand that

 

that’s crazy first of all when you start

 

to think of it in this way but what this

 

means is that you are actually not your

 

decisions you the the person that you

 

are is the one who can think about what

 

you’re thinking about okay

 

You are the person who is able to

 

decide afterwards whether or not that

 

was a good idea what you want to do

 

about it you are the person so so let me

 

give you this little idea that could

 

have happened while you were at the bar so let’s say

 

it’s kind of like this idea when people say

 

i don’t even know how it happened i just

 

ended up having you know some app you

 

know before you knew it i had already

 

eaten a bunch of the appetizer i already

 

had a drink or two and then i was like

 

oh man i should stop right

 

that person who says oh man i should

 

stop or that person who realizes what’s happening that is you

 

that is who you actually are you are not

 

the person eating the food you are

 

actually the person who can think about

 

what’s happening so what i want you to

 

have like a little visual here of you at the bar

 

sitting with your friends

 

and now i want you to imagine you know

 

you see those things in the movies when

 

someone has a near-death experience and

 

they sort of float above their body and

 

they see themselves doing things

 

that’s you okay it’s the person who can

 

become aware of all the things that are

 

happening including what you yourself

 

are actually doing in that moment

 

you are the one who can see all that

 

you’re the one who can think about what

 

you’re thinking about going like

 

what should i be thinking right now like

 

what what should i actually decide what should i

 

what should i do in this situation

 

that’s who you actually are you’re not

 

the one that’s like just you know kind

 

of like going unconscious and deciding

 

to eat the things or whatever like

 

that’s just that’s your sort of lower

 

consciousness right but you are actually

 

so want to think about the difference in

 

our in our the parts of our brain here

 

there’s a part of our brain that is what

 

we maybe call the like you might have

 

heard it before when people refer to it

 

as sort of the lizard brain or whatever

 

but you can kind of think it as like the

 

primal brain it’s in the back kind of on

 

the inside it’s the the sort of

 

the part of the brain that we’ve had the

 

longest you know um that has sort of

 

been around the longest it’s the one

 

that tries to keep us out of trouble is

 

what its job is actually supposed to do

 

keep us alive keep us from certain

 

sudden death and and issues right but

 

then we have this other part of our

 

brain the top part of our brain that

 

kind of covers everything

 

it’s called the prefrontal cortex or

 

it’s the neocortex it’s the part of our brain

 

that can do rational decision making

 

now imagine you have these two different

 

parts of your brain and you’re getting

 

signals from both and you can utilize

 

both for different things

 

one of them you can’t control right like

 

you you can’t so much control the primal

 

brain and the thoughts that it’s gonna

 

serve you like oh you should totally

 

have the appetizer right you should

 

totally have another drink that’s the

 

primal brain going like you totally need

 

to enjoy because we really like when

 

those dopamine and serotonin chemicals

 

come out and make us feel better and

 

that always makes you feel better and in

 

the moment that’s the best option for

 

you you should totally do that so it

 

screams really really loud at you

 

because it is the part of our brain that

 

we’ve had the longest so it is the most

 

developed and the most able to get you to act right

 

whereas we have this other part of our

 

brain the neocortex the prefrontal

 

cortex which is the decision-making

 

rational side of our brain which is not as

 

dialed in as our automatic primal brain

 

is it doesn’t automatically make

 

rational decisions it’s not as easy to

 

make those decisions so it takes some

 

actual work to do that

 

when these two sides of our brains are

 

warring with each other the one that’s

 

the loudest and the one that we’re the

 

most used to letting wind which is

 

typically the primal brain is gonna win out

 

that is the one that we’re gonna listen

 

to so that’s why we end up getting the

 

appetizers because what we’re trying to

 

do is we’re trying to maintain

 

homeostasis we’re trying to just like

 

keep doing what we always do that’s what

 

the brain that’s what the primal side of

 

the brain likes it just likes for us to

 

be even keel doing what we do we don’t

 

want to wreck the boat we don’t want to

 

be losing weight because that must mean

 

food is scarce like oh my gosh watch out

 

where are the calories we must eat or we

 

will die right the primal brain starts

 

to freak out a little bit when we’re

 

actually in diet mode and so it gets a little bit

 

louder especially before we’ve really

 

made solid decisions on what we want to do

 

but we can take that prefrontal cortex

 

of ours and start to train it towards

 

these rational better decisions for long

 

term right the one thing the primal

 

brain doesn’t understand is the

 

craziness that we’re up against with the

 

amount of salt sugar and oil and massive

 

calorie load that we get from other

 

foods you know that that are maybe newer

 

like we’ve only had maybe the past 50 70 years

 

in the food supply these are not normal

 

foods for us to be eating these very

 

high you know calorically dense foods

 

with lots of salt oil and sugar that are

 

created to create profit they’re not

 

created to create health

 

they’re created to create profit from a

 

company which you know in itself that’s

 

just um that’s just capitalism right but

 

for a human it actually decreases our

 

lifespan as we know so we want to figure

 

out how to change that situation well

 

that is by training our prefrontal

 

cortex that newer part of our brain to be really good

 

at shutting down the primal brain and

 

going like nah let’s just chill out we

 

don’t have to do all the appetizers we

 

don’t have to do all the drinks let’s

 

have less or maybe we stay in this week right now

 

that is the difference between macro and

 

micro in this case so i want you to imagine

 

the micro is you going to the bar

 

and just being there right but the macro is as if

 

you were watching a movie of yourself at the bar

 

right and you’re going like oh i hope

 

she makes the right choice right now i

 

hope she does right when we get our

 

prefrontal cortex to start making

 

decisions for us rationally and we

 

choose things that are actually helpful

 

for us that is when we start becoming sort of

 

macro and so i want you to think of this

 

out of body experience like as if you’re

 

floating above yourself or watching

 

yourself on a movie screen and you can

 

see everything’s happening and then you

 

can make rational decisions about it now

 

i don’t know if you’ve ever thought of

 

the difference between these two if

 

you’re if you’re into like

 

meditation or you’ve done a lot of

 

therapy cognitive behavioral therapy

 

anything like this this is all these

 

kinds of concepts but maybe you are not

 

very familiar with that so that’s why i

 

wanted to bring this up in our first podcast

 

what i want you to be doing is just

 

seeing that interplay between micro the

 

you who just quickly chooses the junk

 

food and eats it without even thinking

 

about it and the you who can come out of

 

your body and become aware of what’s

 

happening and what you’re struggling

 

with and then you can make rational

 

decisions that are good for your

 

long-term health instead of your short-term health okay

 

and interestingly in the way that i was

 

giving you this story in the beginning

 

of when i went to chicago and i was at

 

the imax theater and i got really

 

freaked out by the earth

 

there is a vastness that is contained in

 

both the micro and the macro and this is

 

what is so fascinating there is a vastness of

 

learning potential and activity that you

 

can create in your own life

 

in order to start using these two

 

sides of the coin very efficiently to

 

create the the results that you’re

 

looking for and what i mean by this is

 

the micro for instance the

 

micronutrients how to get all these

 

micronutrients how to learn more about

 

the actual nutrition get real you know

 

get real granular about nutrition

 

learning this micro stuff so that you

 

can understand it on a much broader

 

level a much broader macro kind of level right

 

we can use that interplay between the

 

two to become a scholar become

 

you know really really good at eat to

 

live really really good at healthful

 

eating whatever version of that is that you want to follow

 

but then we can use that macro to start to look at

 

just our thoughts and our feelings and

 

how we react to situations and and what

 

were we thinking and so we’ve talked

 

about this in previous podcasts about

 

the idea of the model that we use

 

which is that our thoughts create our

 

feelings okay and if our thoughts are

 

creating our feelings and you know in order to

 

in our feelings then create our actions

 

if we want to have different actions we get to learn then

 

how to change the feelings and in order

 

to change the feelings we learn how to

 

change those thoughts so how do we

 

work on our thought systems in our

 

brains right we’ve got the automatic

 

thoughts sure which are not controllable

 

necessarily in the beginning but then we

 

have this beautiful tool of the

 

prefrontal cortex we’ve got this amazing

 

brain who has the capability and the

 

potential to reign in that automatic side of our

 

brain like for example in the example of

 

going out to the restaurant with the

 

friends we have the capability of

 

reigning in that really loud voice

 

that’s like oh you need a break you need

 

rest you need all that we can question

 

that we can start to look at those

 

stories and look at those thought

 

patterns and those beliefs and start to

 

question them and and

 

learning which ones are actually very

 

limiting beliefs that we currently hold

 

and how could we shift those thoughts

 

how could we shift out of that

 

that is all the macro work that’s all

 

the macro kind of psychological looking

 

at everything from the top down of

 

what’s actually going on here

 

instead of just being stuck in our

 

little micro pod of oh i’m just gonna

 

have the drinks because i don’t care i

 

just really need a break right now right

 

that’s saying i’m not i don’t want to do

 

the work right i don’t want to put any

 

effort in and that’s okay sometimes

 

that’s just what we do

 

but one we can start to practice coming

 

up on a macro level going what’s really

 

going on what could i change about these

 

situations what can i change about what

 

i do and my constant patterns because

 

the fun part is that when our when our

 

rational side of our brain starts to get

 

really good at this process of you know

 

coming becoming aware coming out of

 

ourselves and seeing what’s really going

 

on for for what’s happening when our

 

brain gets really good at that that’s

 

when our automatic brain stops to signal

 

as much you know it um

 

actually technically what it does is it

 

weakens those synapses it weakens those

 

signals in the brain so you might have

 

these automatic signals that were very

 

loud but once you start to get into

 

different habits and patterns it

 

automatically reduces the

 

the loud voice of that automatic brain

 

and helps you to create new patterns

 

that’s how we create new habits it’s how

 

we create new patterns in the brain of

 

learning a language or practicing piano

 

or getting good at something new we do

 

that because we repeat and you know that

 

repetition and we create repetition by

 

changing what we do and changing what we

 

think about what we’re doing okay so

 

this is an introduction to sort of the

 

thought work that we’re going to be

 

talking about a lot more here and how

 

this interplay between macro and micro

 

we’re going to be talking about this so

 

much this awareness of just what’s

 

happening around you is everything it is

 

everything to creating the consistency

 

that you’re looking for with healthy

 

eating because consistency looks crazy when you

 

when you’re not very good at it because

 

when you start on this journey just imagine it like

 

most of your activity comes from that

 

primal brain and so it looks crazy

 

because like it’s like oh i you know i

 

messed up again and i ate this again and

 

i did really poorly and i’m not very

 

good at this and whatever you’re not

 

supposed to be a perfect tennis player

 

when you first start playing right

 

you’re not supposed to be a perfect

 

pianist when you first you know start

 

tickling the ivories right like you’re

 

not supposed to be good when you start

 

so it’s going to look messy in the

 

beginning but as we practice and as we get better

 

the more we try and the more we work on

 

harnessing this part of our this part of

 

our brain that allows us to be more

 

aware of what’s happening

 

that is when we start to create true

 

change and true habit building that is

 

going to take us for the rest of our

 

lives creating consistency in not only

 

our healthy eating but certainly in our

 

weight loss you know if we want to lose

 

weight and we want to keep it off it’s

 

all the same concept coming out of

 

ourselves becoming aware seeing what’s

 

happening and just practicing and

 

practicing and practicing that interplay

 

between macro and micro and utilizing

 

our brain for the amazing powerful

 

beautiful strength that it is that all of our brains have

 

that’s the last point that i want to

 

make every single one of our brains if

 

you are listening to this podcast has the potential

 

to harness this power and this energy it has the

 

potential this is a feature right this

 

is a feature like like your

 

your you know your your cell phone has

 

call waiting your brain has the the

 

ability the potential to harness this

 

you have the ability to harness this and

 

create any kind of change that you’re looking for and

 

this is the basis that we’re going to be

 

kind of working from so i wanted to give

 

you this this this thing to think about

 

just this idea to think about that you

 

can think about your own thinking and

 

you can create the change that you’re

 

looking for so stick with me i’m going

 

to give you lots more information about

 

this as we go thank you so much for

 

being here today i’ll talk to you next time

 

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