The Self Leader Secret
Slim Down to the Body You’ve Always Wanted
The purpose of every organ in your body is to sustain your life from the inside out! We all want to feel good about ourselves on the inside. Unfortunately so many of us look in the mirror and find ourselves wanting to turn away in disgust – to simply not even look at ourselves. Gone are the days of our youth when we would spend a moment taking in the beautiful creation of life that we were both inside and out! No, as we have gotten older we have spent less and less time willing to see ourselves as that youthful person that is enjoying living the active life; and instead we spend the majority of our time sitting in an office at work, sitting in our cars driving to and from work, or sitting on our couch after work, perhaps with a beer and some chips. What is the problem? Why do we do this?
For many of us the reason has become that we don’t like the weight we have put on as the years have gone by. We look in the mirror and instead of seeing the young beautiful body we once enjoyed in youth; we now see fat, flab, sagging, and disappointment in whom we appear to have become. Then we turn away from the mirror gaze and either vow never to look at ourselves again, or to find a way to change how much weight we have put on in hopes of changing the way we feel about ourselves. So we try this diet and that diet seemingly without any good results. With each defeated dieting attempt to make a dent in the fat that we have become, we gradually loose the will to continue to try to change the way things are. Eventually with these continued failures we simply give up! I feel that people which have given up on themselves have lost their appetite for life!
Lets’ look at this word “appetite” and see how it plays a role in the way we perceive ourselves. The appetite is the desire to eat due to the increased feeling of hunger. Appetite is one of the safety mechanisms built into our physiology which helps us to nourish our bodies adequately. The second mechanism is Hunger which works hand in hand with Cravings, the third mechanism, these are used to facilitate our desire to eat and provide nutrients to our body to sustain its life. The initial purpose of the appetite is to regulate adequate energy intake so that metabolic (energy consumption and output) needs can be achieved to sustain life. There are three organs within the body that function together to insure the human appetite is able to regulate its metabolism which is the source of energy needed to produce life. These three organs are the digestive tract, the bodies adipose tissue, or “stored up body fat,” and the brain itself. These three organs sustain the evolutionary forces of nature in man which are designed to sustain life by dictating to our bodies, through thought, when we should nourish our bodies with food.
Your body is a fine tuned machine that is constantly self monitoring itself via its internal organ functions and the messaging of the neural receptors of the central nervous system to the brain and back again to the various organs through those same neural receptor pathways. Your appetite can be suppressed at a physiological level within the body when there is sufficient food still within the digestive tract. Your digestive tract sends this signal to the brains messaging center via the process of intestinal contracting and acids secretion to aide digestion as food passes through your stomach’s intestinal tract telling your body that there is still food being burned for energy. However, the body also bases its need for energy consumption on how much adipose “fat tissue” is stored up within the body for future use. This is one of the ways that our bodies regulate metabolism. For instance if I am digesting food in one instance yet do not have the needed stored up body fat to suppress hunger, I may still have an appetite to eat even though my stomach and intestinal tract are actively digesting food. Adipose tissue is one of the ways that the body has a built in metabolic storage unit for the production of energy. If you do not have access to food, in orde r to sustain life; your body begins to consume it’s stored up body fat in order to sustain life for itself. Therefore now you can see how the components of appetite, digestion, and hunger work together to sustain life within the body.
The Undefeated Life