Super U Podcast | Fasting to Focus | The Focus Project #17
This audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers how intermittent fasting is another productivity and focus method that is linked to our evolution.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn.
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Fasting to Focus | The Focus Project #17
“I’d eat for three reasons. One habit to my brain one at more than my stomach or three, I was actually hungry. How many of us eat just because it’s a certain time of day. It’s a habit. Oh, it’s noon. So better over lunch. Many of us have hardwired habits of eating at certain times, even though we aren’t actually hungry. Or we drink around events. If we watch soccer football, we always grab a bowl of chips. At home for the holidays, it’s time to drink wine with our relatives. Other times we simply because we are bored. The Eureka moment for me was eating when I’m hungry, so simple, yet so hard. To help fight these ingrained habits, I’d always ask the question, Does my mind want this food drink? Or does my stomach want it? More often than not, it was mind over matter. My mind wanted it but my body didn’t need it. A simple example of this is taking my morning coffee accompanied by many waffles with almond butter. After my breakfast I was satisfied and I had enough energy. But I envision sitting peacefully with my coffee and warm waffle while writing my next book before heading to the airport. I’m sure you have a similar ritual around something peaceful. The trouble is that it’s so rare that these idyllic moments transpire as envisioned. What actually occurs more often than not is that an unexpected distraction pops up, causing me to be pressed for time. This results in me chugging my coffee and cramming the burger waffle into my mouth as I race out the door. In situations like this, the ritual isn’t even enjoyable, it isn’t worth it. Better to save this ritual for a day when I have time to relish it. The result is that an I’m better at planning and ensuring I have the time and be when I do indulge.”
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