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There Is More to Your Diet...

Today I want to expand the definition of ‘diet’ beyond the food that you eat.

Your diet is made up of EVERYTHING you consume…

  • It’s what you watch.
  • It’s what you read.
  • It’s what you listen to.
  • ​It’s who you follow on social media.
  • ​It’s who you hang around with.

It’s important to be mindful of the things you put into your body physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

ALL of these things affect your health, your stress levels, what you believe about yourself, your moods, and your capacity to learn, grow, and transform.

I’m going to share a couple of personal examples with you from my life…

And, if you currently engage in any of these things there is no judgment. I simply want you to ask yourself the question, “Is this serving me?”

It’s important to get honest with yourself.

There was a time in my life when I watched all of the following TV shows:

  • The Bachelor
  • ​The Bachelorette
  • ​Real Housewives
  • ​The Kardashians

There are probably others that I am forgetting but these were the main ones.

I told myself (and others) that these shows were an escape, entertainment, and, to some extent, I also believed that they would inspire me to be more “successful.”

What I wasn’t aware of was after I watched these shows I was actually in a state of suffering and felt bad about myself.

I moved into comparison…

I wasn’t thin enough, pretty enough, successful enough, etc.

They reinforced my limiting belief of “I'm not enough.”

I experienced the same thing with all of the magazines I used to read:

  • Shape
  • ​Fitness
  • ​Muscle & Fitness for Her
  • ​Oxygen

What I told myself was they were inspiring me and motivating me to work out more, improve my health, and get in better shape…

But, really they were doing the exact opposite!

You actually start to have unrealistic expectations because of all the airbrushing & distortion of the photos in magazines. FYI, they don’t look like that in real life!

It’s been over a decade since I made the decision to stop watching, reading, and consuming the things that left me feeling bad about myself and reinforcing my limiting beliefs. It was also about this time when I started to have a better self-image, and I began healing my relationship with food.

Hmmm? Do you think there’s a connection?

OF COURSE, THERE IS!

Another area to look at is WHO you are spending time with.

Do they have the habits and characteristics of who you want to be?

Do you feel uplifted and inspired after spending time and engaging with them? Or, quite the opposite?

Seek out people and communities that represent what you desire in your life.

I also make a conscious effort to not consume social media accounts that don’t bring me joy, inspiration, growth, and learning. If they’re not providing value, I unfollow them.

Another area to pay attention to is the NEWS…

I found myself consuming too much information that left me in a suffering state about various things happening in the world. I believe we can make sure we are properly informed about what is going on in the world AND at the same time we also need to know when what we are consuming is actually negatively impacting us.

Some powerful questions to ask are:

  • Is this serving me?
  • ​What do I need right now?

Sometimes what you need is a walk in nature, a workout, nutritious food, connection with others, a hug, a nice warm bath, sleep, etc.

Is your diet made up of things that serve your highest self? If not, what is one change you can make?

Might I encourage you to listen to our podcast The Transformation Show each week? You can do it while you fold laundry, drive, walk, or cook.

Below are two of my favorite books that I re-read often.

Take some time to review your social media feed. What accounts or people leave you feeling drained or trigger your limiting beliefs?

I believe the most important thing is to simply create awareness about what you are consuming physically, mentally, and spiritually…

From there you can add in more of what brings you into a powerful state and leaves you feeling good. :-)

In Health & Happiness,
Janell Yule

Justin & Janell Yule

Hi, We're Justin & Janell Yule

Co-Founders of The Transformation Life

It is our mission to educate, motivate, and inspire you to become the BEST version of YOU!

We hope you enjoy our posts and find great value in them as you progress along your health & fitness journey...

HAVE FAITH & TAKE ACTION!

Justin & Janell Yule

Hi, We're Justin & Janell Yule

Co-Founders of The Transformation Life

It is our mission to educate, motivate, and inspire you to become the BEST version of YOU!

We hope you enjoy our posts and find great value in them as you progress along your health & fitness journey...

HAVE FAITH & TAKE ACTION!

Primary Blog/Weight Loss/There Is More to Your Diet...

There Is More to Your Diet...

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Today I want to expand the definition of ‘diet’ beyond the food that you eat.

Your diet is made up of EVERYTHING you consume…

  • It’s what you watch.
  • It’s what you read.
  • It’s what you listen to.
  • ​It’s who you follow on social media.
  • ​It’s who you hang around with.

It’s important to be mindful of the things you put into your body physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

ALL of these things affect your health, your stress levels, what you believe about yourself, your moods, and your capacity to learn, grow, and transform.

I’m going to share a couple of personal examples with you from my life…

And, if you currently engage in any of these things there is no judgment. I simply want you to ask yourself the question, “Is this serving me?”

It’s important to get honest with yourself.

There was a time in my life when I watched all of the following TV shows:

  • The Bachelor
  • ​The Bachelorette
  • ​Real Housewives
  • ​The Kardashians

There are probably others that I am forgetting but these were the main ones.

I told myself (and others) that these shows were an escape, entertainment, and, to some extent, I also believed that they would inspire me to be more “successful.”

What I wasn’t aware of was after I watched these shows I was actually in a state of suffering and felt bad about myself.

I moved into comparison…

I wasn’t thin enough, pretty enough, successful enough, etc.

They reinforced my limiting belief of “I'm not enough.”

I experienced the same thing with all of the magazines I used to read:

  • Shape
  • ​Fitness
  • ​Muscle & Fitness for Her
  • ​Oxygen

What I told myself was they were inspiring me and motivating me to work out more, improve my health, and get in better shape…

But, really they were doing the exact opposite!

You actually start to have unrealistic expectations because of all the airbrushing & distortion of the photos in magazines. FYI, they don’t look like that in real life!

It’s been over a decade since I made the decision to stop watching, reading, and consuming the things that left me feeling bad about myself and reinforcing my limiting beliefs. It was also about this time when I started to have a better self-image, and I began healing my relationship with food.

Hmmm? Do you think there’s a connection?

OF COURSE, THERE IS!

Another area to look at is WHO you are spending time with.

Do they have the habits and characteristics of who you want to be?

Do you feel uplifted and inspired after spending time and engaging with them? Or, quite the opposite?

Seek out people and communities that represent what you desire in your life.

I also make a conscious effort to not consume social media accounts that don’t bring me joy, inspiration, growth, and learning. If they’re not providing value, I unfollow them.

Another area to pay attention to is the NEWS…

I found myself consuming too much information that left me in a suffering state about various things happening in the world. I believe we can make sure we are properly informed about what is going on in the world AND at the same time we also need to know when what we are consuming is actually negatively impacting us.

Some powerful questions to ask are:

  • Is this serving me?
  • ​What do I need right now?

Sometimes what you need is a walk in nature, a workout, nutritious food, connection with others, a hug, a nice warm bath, sleep, etc.

Is your diet made up of things that serve your highest self? If not, what is one change you can make?

Might I encourage you to listen to our podcast The Transformation Show each week? You can do it while you fold laundry, drive, walk, or cook.

Below are two of my favorite books that I re-read often.

Take some time to review your social media feed. What accounts or people leave you feeling drained or trigger your limiting beliefs?

I believe the most important thing is to simply create awareness about what you are consuming physically, mentally, and spiritually…

From there you can add in more of what brings you into a powerful state and leaves you feeling good. :-)

In Health & Happiness,
Janell Yule