nutrition

3 Reasons Your Diet Sucks and Isn't Working

I will keep this short and simple. Lets get to it

1. Deprivation
We believe we must take away all “bad” foods when we eat healthy and this is foolish. Treats do amazing things for our psychology. Hence why we eat treats when we feel emotionally down. When we crave treats, we crave a pick me up. A pick me up brings positive thoughts into our minds which reduce stress. Stress reduces cortisol; therefore preventing excess fat storage. When you want a damn treat, eat a damn treat. Trick, eat just a few bites and wait 3 minutes. Craving should pass. If it does not. Repeat one time and than get some discipline or help.

2. Starvation
Food is measured in Calories. Calories are a measure of energy. The average human requires 2,000 calories of energy each day. The measure of energy in electronics is volts. A flashlight requires 9 volts of electrical energy from a battery to work. This all makes since. Without the voltage(energy), the flashlight wont work. Guess what? Without calories(energy), the human body will not work. This is science, not an opinion. Do not DEPRIVE yourself of calories.

3. Education
This aspect is the most obvious yet most overlooked. We will only be as smart as our teachers. Have many, but question all. Get help folks. And be smart about it. 3 signs of a reliable teacher: 1. Diligently practices what they preach. 2. Can effectively explain hard to understand terms and concepts. 3. Is what you believe to be the epitome of health.
Your mind will need to trust this person. Any lack of trust will lead to confusion, and failure.

Final point. This short article is entirely geared towards the Psychology of Nutrition. We live in a tangible body, housing a tangible brain. All of which is controlled by an intangible mind. A certain something that makes you who you are. Without this being, we are a vegetable. When seeking success, do not discount the very thing that makes us who we are.

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Welcome to Roots!

by Andre' Miller

If you’re here, you are most likely much like the many others and myself who have been a part of Roots for years. You may find yourself asking: What is fitness? What is health? What does it mean to be strong, feel good, be free of disease and have the ability to maintain if not improve upon that as I age?

Honestly, we don’t have all the answers and, more importantly, don’t let anyone else convince you they do either. We are, however, willing to share our knowledge and walk with you along a path that will help you answer these questions. Let’s start with movement.

The fitness industry and exercise communities are evolving rapidly. I honestly believe we are in the Renaissance of fitness. With so many different sub-disciplines out there, it is difficult to consolidate it all into a cohesive system. At Roots we have devised such a system that we call the “Veritable Forest of Movement,” or simply “Movement web”. “Veritable,” because it takes nothing more than observation to realize an interconnected network of movements with one leading into and away from many others. The movements seem to take us into positions of strength and stability, away from the peripheries of weakness and instability and back towards more familiar territory; essentially, a web of never-ending connected movements. Some people and animals have much more robust and diverse movement systems, while others seem frail and limiting to one’s lifestyle and overall awareness. It is understood that a more diverse ecosystem is more resilient and can sustain itself after a shock or stressful event better than a less diverse ecosystem. Our bodies are much the same; by embracing diversity we adapt to our ever-changing environment. Only by “doing” can we begin to construct a more robust system, but as with many other matters, a proper assessment is in order. It is first important to observe the fundamental reality of your own veritable forest of movement before changing its quality, diversity, or scope of such a thing.

Beginning with the most fundamental of movements, breath, we make our way to rolling and grasping as infants which eventually develops into a variety of crawls, low gait, bent-arm support, and straight-arm hanging positions. As we begin to pull, push, and rotate ourselves upright, we develop bent-arm hangs, straight-arm supports and high-gait capabilities. A strong foundation is key; as adults, many times our breathing and rolling must be free of dysfunction if we are ever to achieve a way of living where the demands of our lives are met with ease and comfort. Below is this “Veritable Forest of Movement” as we see it at Roots; this web you see is only the start as there are many more details that connect all these movements. We will continue to explore these principles in future blog posts.

If you are interested in exploring this web, contact one of our trainers today.