Last Thursday’s blog post on ‘The Zen of Nutrition‘ is probably the best example of my current views on Health and Nutrition.
And, after reading through the comments I see that a lot of people feel the same as I do.
we’ve had ENOUGH. (Why do we try to make it so hard?)
It’s time to de-clutter our minds and simplify our approach.
There is ZERO relationship between how many fitness guru emails we receive each day, how many fitness books we read, how many health forums we visit, and how much weight we lose or how healthy we feel.
Or as Terri put it
“I own about 200 diet/nutrition books, and seriously, for what? What has worked for me and always has worked for me, is cutting down on calories.”
And Todd hit the nail on the head he he said:
“Over complicating is a major source of waste, anxiety, and confusion.”
Stressing over what we eat, how we workout, what to do to lose weight..all the confusion and frustration, it has to go away.
and “Chains” has the perfect solution….We all need to De-clutter.
“You know what I did immediately after reading this quote… I started unsubscribing from all the people I used to grab some nutrition and fitness information from.”
After reading Chains comment, I immediately did the same. I “Unsubscribed” from 11 different health and fitness newsletters.
Because I don’t need them to lose weight. And if they are full of nutrition and fitness rhetoric and ‘eat this, not that’ lists and rules I need to follow, then all they are doing is contributing to my mind-clutter.
And besides. If I want their advice, I’ll go visit their blogs.
At least this way I have a choice of when and where I read there information, instead of reading 11 different and conflicting messages EVERY SINGLE MORNING!
Now, I have kept a couple newsletter subscriptions. One because he emails about his workouts, and well… I find this interesting. And another because I find him entertaining and witty, and some mornings I NEED entertaining and witty.
But the rest of them, they’re gone.
As Pilbara commented:
‘As a wise man said to me `you are not responsible for the thoughts that come into your mind – but you are responsible for those you chose to act upon’
Well, It’s time to start taking control of the thoughts that come into your head. And really, I’m not cutting back on true nutrition info, I’m just cutting back on my daily dose of health and fitness sales-pitch.
Look at the emails you receive every week (INCLUDING The ones from me). Keep the ones that are positive, encouraging and entertaining. Get rid of the rest.
PS- I’m thinking of following Terri’s advice and taking my de-clutter one step further:
I just packed up about 100 of my diet books and am donating them to my library.