Friday, February 14th 2014

# 1 Biggest Problem with Our Daily Nutrition

# 1 Biggest Problem with Our Daily Nutrition ok - Real quick here... [NOTE - the bottom of this page has a box where you can post your comments and thoughts... If you reply by email it is very likely that I won't see it - and it also takes away from others benefiting from what you have to share here. So, post below!!] First, I hope you had a Super-Sweet Valentines Day, if more you chose to celebrate it... Now I understand, depending on what country you’re in - this day of ‘Cupid’ may not be on your calendar... And even if it is... You might be single... Nothing wrong with that - I’m with you. Good things are in our future, if we maintain a strong level of discernment as we journey... On that note - you might appreciate this article if you are single: click  NOTE: You can remove the ‘Christian/God’ references and it is still just as worthy a read. So, don’t let that throw you off... Why am I sharing that article? Well, part of my own relationship ‘homework’ is to take a look at some of the things women are reading when it comes to relationships. ralph lauren uk  Smart right? :-)) ok - Second - the #1 Biggest Problem with the Modern-Day “Diet”... No matter what country you’re in - just take a look around (take notice of how many out of shape/unfit people you see) - and also think about how many people you know who are suffering from various medical conditions. I’m not saying to “judge” them... I’m just saying to take visual note of how society influences peoples’ food/calorie intake… Not just the quantity - but even more so - the QUALITY (or lack of it, actually…) We live in a “consumption” society.. Food and beverages available almost EVERYWHERE… And humans have become programmed to CONSUME. High amounts of poor quality foods. And society is paying a price. A very steep price. The health ramifications run far and wide - all because most people live with a blind faith that “someone else” is policing the food and beverage industry - so “us consumers are safe”... WRONG. It’s up to us - individually - and in groups where a common interest is shared - to decide what is right - and what is best for us... Both in terms of quantity - and QUALITY...

What we put into our bodies - BECOMES our bodies. It’s really that simple.

If you need more details to make that sink in - then this video clip should help. Eye-opening material. And yes, go ahead and share it with anyone else you know who can benefit from hearing this pep talk. Your trainer for life, - Joey Atlas PS - VERY Important: I'm seriously considering starting a new blog - to let me focus on the broader scope of life... It will be a platform for me to share insights and perspectives on various aspects of life... such as the business/work side of things... relationships... personal evolution/self-improvement - and how all of these things (plus more) intersect in the most interesting, and inspiring, ways... You interested? Let me know below :-)

  • giovanna

    fortunately I live in Italy and our food habits are quite good, so no problems so far for me, my family and friends

  • Elsa

    Unfortunately we live in an “obesogenic” society… It’s amazing the amount of junk food we see on supermarket shelves… and what is nearly a crime is the kind of food items marketed for children, who start getting fed loads of sugar and other unhealthy foods from an early age onwards, leading to really bad eating habits in their adult life…. a disgrace really, takes an iron will to make smart food choices!

  • Jane

    I find it truly disturbing how contaminated the food supply is in the US. It is almost impossible to go to a typical grocery store and leave with food that is ACTAULLY healthy. Even when buying something like sweet potato and beet chips (as an alternative to other snack crackers) for the kids, you see canola or other oils that have been identified as unhealthy on the ingredient list. It is downright disturbing to think about the inhumane, unethical and unhealthy practices that have become “acceptable” when it comes to our food supply. But how do we effect change? Just don’t know where to begin.

  • Becky

    Hi there I joined a few months ago and I’m probably guilty of the above aswell. I have just joined a local slimming group who express that eating healthily and not eating processed food is the way forward. We in the uk are just as bad as you in the USA being a rich country with fast food and processed food on the high street. I’m hoping the combination of your regime and natural foods like fruit, vegetables, lean meat and fish also protein from other sources, such as lentils bean etc I hope to turn my health around. Thanks Joey.

  • Alison

    Thank you for sharing this article from a Christian perspective, complete with Bible references. THIS is where everything should start.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE the fresh foods there, Giovanna! So gooooooood 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Yes – but once you create the good habits – they become strong too 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Jane – great info here…. I know the sweet potato & beet chips you’re talking about (I think)… and I love those too! BUT, I am going to try making my own… I’ll start with sweet potatoes.. (organic).. Slice them with a good knife 🙂 then bake with coconut oil… add sea salt and pepper… I’ll then try with beets too. I may have to broil them… May take some experimenting. But to answer your great question: “How do we effect change?”… It all comes down to the details…. (just like the substitution recipe experiment above) we have to focus on one detail at a time – and do our best to modify it… And then try to share with others as best we can – and let them decide who will join the movement.

    That’s a start 🙂

    Make sense?

    Joey

  • Anonymous

    You’re welcome, Becky – keep me posted!

  • Anonymous

    You’re welcome Alison. Some good points in that article for sure – even without the Bible references, etc… (not saying I’m for or against it – just want to be clear that the list of men to avoid is valid whichever way you look at it 🙂

    Joey

  • Nutrikat

    I believe people no longer take responsibility for their food and family, fast food is unnecessary and dangerous and parents are responsible to lead their children in the right direction. It’s hard but our parents did, so we can too. It’s understanding that a banana or apple are fast food!

  • Monique Williams

    Im definitely interested in reading your blogs- I always read your emails- thank you

  • Anonymous

    You got it, Monique! Stay tuned.. (where are you surfing?)
    Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Exactly!!!

  • Sunnie Zenger

    Hi Joey. I’m very interested in subscribing to and reading your new blog should you go with it !
    Thanks for your time and effort. It makes the difference for me. I’m seeing results and I appreciate all you do to simplify your knowledge so that I can ” get it” at a level where I can apply it. Sometimes it’s hard to reproduce an exercise here at home when the instructor is not physically here to show you, you do a really good job of articulating the details and ideas so I can apply it in my home.
    I hope that makes sense.
    You are appreciated !

    Sunnie Zemger

  • Anonymous

    Hi Sunnie! Yes, makes a LOT of sense… Thank you!
    (keep us posted on the results you’re seeing, please!!)
    Best
    Joey 🙂

  • Mary Grace Richardson

    Thank you for your positive thoughts and the great information you bring to your clients. So appreciate you.

  • Anonymous

    Thank YOU, Mary!!
    -Joey

  • Marie

    Joey , I read and find all your information informative and interesting. Thank you for your hard work and put this information out for all to read and understand. Keep it coming!!

  • Anonymous

    You got it, Marie!
    Thank you 🙂

  • jwright

    Hi Joey,
    This is off topic.. but I just came across an article about endurance cardio being bad for your health. I was just curious if you’ve seen anything on this topic or what your thoughts were on it.

    Here’s the link to the article:
    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323975004578501150442565788

  • Anonymous

    Hi Joria – yes, I’ve seen various perspectives over the years… Just like anything else – doing too much of anything is going to negatively impact a percentage of the population doing it… It comes down to what is best for the individual, considering their unique condition/s, and the stage of life they are in.

    That’s my short answer 🙂
    Joey

  • Kay

    Thanks for the read Joey 🙂 I wasn’t sure where to ask this question so I hope you can help me. I’m 18, in good shape but trying to get rid of cellulite. I’m not sure which of your programs I should purchase, what do you think? Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Kay! Thanks for reading – you are in the right place 🙂
    Start with Naked Beauty/SYMULAST and keep me posted on your success story!!
    Joey

  • Kay

    All right thank you for your prompt response Joey 🙂 I’ll try ordering it after this coming week when I know I’ll have time to dedicate to the program. I will keep you posted.

  • Rox

    Hi Joey, I would be very intersting in such a blog! I have become a fan of yours thanks to your symulast method; I am indeed very impressed that it is really working on my body after years of unsuccesful training against cellulites 🙂
    I also got your advice on food and I am trying to follow it although it gets difficult sometimes because I live in the Netherlands and our reality is very different from yours. For example, they eat a lot of harings from the Northern Sea here and I don’t know if it’s healthy or if this kind of fish is also contaminated…

    But…Over the blog, I think that people pursuing a healthy life are also interested in a more global vision of the world which includes awareness on a higher level. So please, share your thoughts with us!

  • JoeyAtlas

    Hi Rox! ok – you got it!
    And please share your details on improvement – we love our success stories!
    Joey 🙂

  • Catherine Vucetic

    I think the BIGGEST Problem we have is people don’t understand the power of substitution. EATING and eating well. ENJOYING life and enjoying ourselves. Eating for health and abundance and replacing bad foods with better foods…! people in general don’t understand GI and GL additives, sweeteners, msg, ph, mineral content, gmo, organic and fairtrade and so are making choices NOT to make choices. we NEED TO talk to our friends and family.. our colleagues about our love of food and the way it can heal and help us, not damage and depress us.
    This Blog is one of our tools that we can also engage others in. Joey – AWESOME WORK. Thank you for the CONTINOUS inspiration : )

  • JoeyAtlas

    Thank YOU, Catherine! 🙂

  • Lee-Anne

    Very thinly sliced sweet potatoes sprinkled with sea salt and dehydrated until crunchy are a great tasting and super nutritious replacement for conventional potato chips. Just dry at temp not to exceed 110 degrees F to protect the enzymes. I dry at 105. Store in an airtight jar or ziplock bag to keep crunchy. I would suggest a visit to thewholefoodproject.com to learn more about how to stay healthy in an unhealthy society.
    – Lee-Anne