You probably are very familiar with the benefits you
get from NOT eating healthy. You get to eat food that
tastes good, you get to be lazy and sit on the couch
and veg out and watch TV. You get to not do all the
hard work of exercise. There are many other benefits
that people get from not eating healthy, and many others
that I probably did not list. I am not going to list
them all, because you know most of them. I will list
the benefits most people do not want to admit, often,
even to themselves.
There are four main benefits that you probably get
from not eating healthy, that you don't want to admit
(along with the obvious ones):
1. Avoiding being responsible
2. Getting to be right and making others wrong
3. Dominating others and avoiding domination
4. Justifying yourself and invalidating others.
These things are the hidden benefits. I will talk about
each of them in more detail, and explain what I mean.
You have to dig down and be honest, though. These four
things are usually true for everyone, and the point
of my sharing them is to make you aware of them, and
for you to be honest with yourself about them. Most
people do not think of these things as benefits. But
if you look at them and are really honest with yourself,
you will see the benefit people get from them.
People get to avoid being responsible by putting the
responsibility on the medical symptoms and disease care
system. You live under the illusion that they will create
a magic pill or invent some technique or system to make
you think and healthy without you having to do a thing.
They are responsible for your health, not you. It is
an illusion many of us believe. Because then we get
to avoid being responsible for our own health and eat
anything we want. We get to do what we want, and then
blame all of our symptoms on someone else.
You get to be right and do exactly what you want. You
don't have to listen to all those doctors, all those
people, especially that annoying "health freak"
in your family. Every family usually has one. You get
to be right about being able to do what you want. You
get to make them wrong. And don't we all enjoy making
someone we don't like so very wrong? We all want to
be right and I can prove it. Have you every seen someone
try and prove themselves wrong? Argue that they are
not right? People love to be right and that includes
being right with being able to eat whatever they want
for whatever reasons they want.
You get to dominate others, and avoid others' dominating
you. You do not have to do what they say. You can do
what you want. You can probably even control people
and make them angry by doing things your way, by doing
what you want.
You get to justify yourself and invalidate others.
You get proof for yourself that what you are doing is
right. You get evidence that the way you are doing it
is right. You get to make sure that other people's way
of thinking is wrong, and make sure they know you know
they are wrong.
These are the hidden benefits that many people get
for not eating healthy. Benefits that, if you are honest
with yourself, you like getting as well. What I am also
going to point out is the not-so-obvious cost of not
being healthy. There are benefits to eating junk food.
But, as you know, nothing in life is free. If there
is a benefit, there is a cost.
What most people do not see is the cost, the price
you have to pay for the benefits you are getting. There
are also tons and tons of hidden costs that most people
never see. I will list some of the biggest ones. The
price you have to pay eating junk food:
2. An abundance of energy to do everything you want
4. Love and closeness with others
5. Satisfaction and fulfillment in life
6. Healing symptoms and disease
7. Symptoms and disease going away
8. Relief from the suffering that goes with the symptoms
9. Inner peace and harmony
10.Being symptom- and disease-free
11.Mental focus, memory, and clarity (no brain fog)
12.Being awake and fully alive every day (not just dragging
through stuff and surviving)
13.Being present and having the ability to be with people
14.No worry or fear
15.Being confident in yourself
16.Being complete and happy
17.The ability to deal with issues that arise simply
and with ease
18.Having better health now, with security for yourself
and your family later
19.More time to do what you want to do
21.Looking great, feeling good, reducing fat, and having
tons of energy
22. Being satisfied and Not being hungry all the time
The list goes on and on, but these are some of the
big ones. These are all things you do NOT get if you
avoid eating healthy. It is the price you have to pay
to not eat healthy. If you are eating healthy, these
same things are your rewards. These are the things you
get when you are well. These things show up in your
life as you are being healthy and well.
So much so, that I want you to think of your own reasons
why, things vital to your happiness, freedom and life
that you know you would get you out of bed in the morning
wanting to eat healthy.