The 10 Question Quiz for self improvement is for those of you who want to get in shape by addressing your body image through conditioning. It encourages you to approach conditioning in a balanced way. If you want to become fitter then these suggestions are from the pros.
Answer each question in this quiz using your intuition and choose a number from 1 to 10 for each question. Ten being the highest number you can choose. This is done by reading the question and letting the first answer pop into your mind. If you are in the habit of second guessing you are being dishonest with yourself. Many times as women or men too, we have been taught to “be nice” and so we have learned to second guess ourselves and to push our real feelings down to please others. This is one explanation of the origin of self doubt that can rob us of our intuition.
1. ________How’s your commitment level for a better body image?
2. ________What do you really eat?
3. ________Are your nutrients balanced?
4. ________What is your metabolic type for carbohydrate & Protein Balance?
5. ________At what times do you eat?
6. ________Do you do the right kind of exercise for a better body image?
7. ________Have you checked your hormones?
8. ________Checked for food allergies?
9. ________Checked for Gluten Intolerance?
10. ________Checked for Chronic Candida Yeast
Commitment for a better body image- If you are serious about self improvement you’ll say, “I’ll do whatever it takes.” For some you’ll need to build calorie burning muscle by lifting weights. Others will need to add an extra session or two doing something that increases your heart rate using a monitor.
This is the best way to find out what you truly eat every day. Keep a food journal for the week and write everything you put into your mouth. You’ll be surprised.
Are you nutrients balanced? Completely eliminating all carbohydrates isn’t the answer. Most people will benefit from letting go of processed wheat breads, pasta, or gluten high grains. Adding more proteins and natural carbs like brown rice, millet, are a few grains that will by pass any food sensitivity you might have.
The Metabolic Typing Diet (which gives you a test to determine your type) suggests for protein types 30% carbs, 30% fat, 40% proteins. The good quality fats are cold-pressed vegetables, olive oil, or coconut oil for cooking, nuts, avocado, oily fish oils. For Carbo Type, it’s 60% carbohydrates, 15% fats, and 25% protein. The mixed type is 50% carbohydrates & 30% protein with 20% fats.
What times do you eat? So often I hear someone say, “I got used to skipping breakfast so that I could cut down on the calories to lose weight.” For whatever the reason you may have convinced yourself, skipping breakfast backfires in many ways to sabotage your conditioning and body image. In terms of conditioning, even if you eat a low fat, balanced diet, if you eat most of your food in the second half of the day you are unlikely to burn off excess fat deposits. The body is busy digesting the carbs, and proteins and is not going to get to burn the body fat deposits before you eat again the next day.
So it’s not a good idea to reward yourself with treats or dessert after a long day. It is just adding to the fat storage that nature automatically activates for your survival. If you must have an occasional treat do it for breakfast.
Do you do the right kinds of exercise for a better body image? To be an effective conditioner, you need to have your heart rate elevated for certain amount of time, with no breaks. If you are used to an exercise then step up to a couple of hard sessions or weight sessions to get your heart rate up. This increases the metabolic rate.
Have you checked your hormones? Something that directly impacts ones weight and body image is insulin resistance. This insulin resistance condition is where the body has difficulty handling the carbohydrates because the hormone insulin which breaks down these types of foods isn’t working properly. The symptoms of insulin resistance include difficulty losing body fat despite concerted efforts, skin pigmentation, fatigue, bloating, and a family history of diabetes type 2 or infertility.
Why check for food allergies? This is one of the most important points that can lead to poor health, weight gain, and body image problems. The five big offenders are: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and yeast. The three to add are alcohol, sugar, & caffeine. Many people are suffering from the addictive/allergic response. What this means is a person can be allergic to the foods that they crave, and they have to eat these foods to stay off the withdrawal symptoms. This is a deadly dance of deception.
Why check for Gluten Intolerance? There are four known culprits for your duodenum: gluten, casein, soy, and corn. The gluten comes from the gluten grains: wheat, barley, and rye. Casein comes from cow’s milk products and is mostly absent in goat’s milk. Adhesives are made from these four foods. Powerful, industrial-strength glues are made from gluten, casein, and soy. Corn is also used to make adhesives. The glycoproteins from these foods are clearly very sticky by nature, and it should be easily understood why they adhere to tissues of your duodenum (the first section of the small intestine.)
Why check for Chronic Candida Yeast? This yeast feeds on carbs. and sugars. It can quickly proliferate and in its fungal form it causes fatigue and sugar cravings. When this overgrowth is under control, these sugar cravings decrease and the body can then use up fat deposits for fuel.
So this is your 10 Question Quiz for self improvement in a nut shell. Each of the 10 points is crucial for your body image conditioning and ultimately for your good health. I suggest you take the time to look into each one and your body image and your energy will dramatically improve.