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Sep
23

Self-regulation and sugar (updated)

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Can too much sugar wreak havoc on the best of our efforts to remain healthy?

From coast to coast, the New York Times and Seattle Times recently reported on how dietary recommendations have been formed to guide us in what can appear as conflicting information.

So we may have to clear our way through the maze of 30 years of nutrition misinformation to get back on track.

Those efforts pay the dividends of living an easier life.

At the heart of our practice in Somatics Exercises is the notion of self-regulation to ease discomfort and regain comfort so it can be maintained.

While our main focus has to do with the application of conscious brain-based movement towards refining our self-perception and the subtle feelings which can flow as a result of natural processes.

This intimate knowledge gives you a leg up on how you feel and how your body responds to life.

When we eat, our senses can be fooled and we can simply overindulge without knowing why since the brain is getting tricked.

So our healthy efforts are like moving 1 step forwards, 1/2 a step back or more.

It’s no wonder the majority of us are weighing 25 lbs. more than 20 years ago.

Look at this about our fat intake (from the Bitter Truth).

Our brain’s are having to deal with food-beverage trickery and our body, well you know the story.

Heck, when I won a t-shirt for winning intramural sports at the University of Texas in the late 70’s, I was given a large.

A couple of years ago, I was given a Wall of Fame large t-shirt to commemorate the past.

Wouldn’t you know when I compared the present to the past t-shirt.  The large got larger.

Doing the Right Thing

So, at sporting events for young and older duffers like myself, I continue to see how athletes (and many people in general) are moving backwards, though they “think” they are doing the right thing.

Having kids hydrate with Gatorade is not in their best interests for the long run since their brains too can begin to form a stubborn habit to change.

Our subtle senses, which serve us through feedback mechanisms, can go through an ongoing temporary battle over a longer run causing a disarray and host of unhealthy problems.

Self-regulation

Self-regulation is about learning and tweaking to live the fully healthy life you deserve.  So some of those best efforts and right things to do have to change.

Plus, it can be fun where we come to understand how sometimes the simple things in life are quite powerful.

When it comes to regulating sugar – which can be difficult in these times – watch the Bitter Truth below.

This is heady stuff so you can watch the long version below

Not nice to have our brain think it is starving and take us on that path.

All that sugar consumption is helping to continue a downward spiral in healthy activities.  Bummer!

For a another and shorter version, watch this.

 

Learn more how we self-regulate and bring the brain and body up to speed so you can stay on a healthy track.

 

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