Think of the word “metabolism.”
For most people, the words “fast” and “slow” are quick to come to mind. Words like thin, weight, and body are sure to follow.
But I’ve adopted a better definition and appreciation for my metabolism since reading The Slow Down Diet .
Metabolism is simply the total of all chemical reactions in the body.
Rid the word of its emotional baggage and picture something like this:
We metabolize many things, not just calories. We metabolize substances like drugs or cholesterol. We even metabolize experiences and emotions. We metabolize all sensory inputs: fear, dreams, relaxation, friendships, loud noises, anger….etc.
I believe metabolism occurs on all levels of our being: body, mind, emotion and spirit.
That being said, who wouldn’t want a stronger metabolism? Greater energy, emotional stability, clear thinking, better health, happier outlook, fit body…all good things.
From the book:
We can only achieve and sustain optimum metabolism when we eat, exercise and live under an optimal emotional state. Our frame of mind directly impacts metabolism to such a degree that what we think and feel profoundly influences how we digest a meal.
Metabolic power is not only about what you eat but who you are when you’re eating. And it’s not merely about how many calories you burn but how inspired you are by life. ~M. David.
The book encourages you to take 8 weeks and follow 8 lessons to boost your metabolic power and not a single one smacks of diet advice.
I’m working on my metabolism mojo!
Soon I’ll be lifting small Asian Toddlers with one hand.
While eating my breakfast. And smiling. How inspired.
I HAD to include this image because….really? What the…huh?
This is the first time I’ve committed to following nutrition/eating advice from a book. I usually incorporate the knowledge into my lifestyle seamlessly. This time, I’m actually going to follow the eight week program. (Unless I forget or change my mind).
- Interested? You can follow along as I write about each lesson (if you want).
- What comes to mind when you think of the word metabolism?
- Do you enjoy reading nutrition and diet books? I like to read them for sport. I tend to read the books that don’t offer diet plans, just nutritional education.