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May 17, 2019 19:44:14

The mind

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 382🔥 | 392💌


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Last weekend, I met an interesting fellow. 
He was my sister's neighbor and had kids same age as her. 

He had managed to lose over a 100 pounds in about a 6 months time. 

I didn't believe it at first. I needed evidence cause he looked fit. He took his phone out and showed me a picture of a much much bigger him just few months back. 

He was an Ethiopian so we ate similar things. We asked him many questions to understand how he did it. 

He talked about diet, nutrition and the like but said his magic bullet was fasting. The dry kind. There are 2 major types of fasting. With water and without. The dry kind means no water or food. So this gentleman engaged in regular dry fasting and has managed to not go back. 

What I found interesting about him was his mindset. He said he was headed towards disaster and the first thing he had to change to make this work was his relationship with his food. Very similar to how Brandon is determined with his project food as fuel, this man made a mental decision to change and just executed it. 
Step 1 is always the mind. 

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    @keni I must have missed the Food as Fuel convo.. gotta find it.

    Fasting is good.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 18, 2019 12:35:46
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    I really like what you and Brandon and this man are doing in terms of relationshiip with food.

    Food as fuel truly is a better way to live and prosper as opposed to food as a penis for one's digestive system.

    Abe avatar Abe | May 18, 2019 11:11:20
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      @keni @abrahamKim Okay "food as a penis for one's digestive system" made me LOL. Good thing I was not drinking hot broth. It is SUCH a mental game. Once you make that mental shift the habits start to fall in place. In some ways fasting is easier once you get over the initial hump because there are no decisions about food. It's simply don't eat.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 18, 2019 18:00:42
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      @keni @brandonwilson

      Really like that sentiment of how it's easier to do or not do something 100% of the times based on a self made decision that you own, rather than doing something 96 percent of hte time based on how you feel in the moment and hoping that it turns out well.

      btw there's a clayton christensen talk about this sentiment. Hit me up sometime in the comments of a post one day when you have an urge to watch it. He's the guy who wrote the Innovator's Dilemma.

      Abe avatar Abe | May 22, 2019 14:29:56
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      @abrahamKim - Share the talk link please.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 22, 2019 09:42:34
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