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Self Judgement

Posted in Life, My Philosophy, Nutrition with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by masteryahnutrition
What if I said to you, “Lets go have a lunch of Mac and Cheese, cookies, and ding dongs, chips, and donuts….and we will wash it all down with a giant Pina Colada!”?? What would you think about me?? Some of you might think I’m really awesome! Some of you might think I’m a big fake. Some of you might think I have “issues”. Some of you might join me! Well, the truth of it all lies only in what I think of myself, not in what you all think of me. Does the fact that I eat “Primally” make me a “Good” person?? And when I make the conscious decision to go eat a Dairy Queen Blizzard (which I LOVE, by the way), does that make me a “Bad” person?? Well the truth of it is YES, if I believe it. But the ULTIMATE truth is that all of those “beliefs” are just beliefs. Things we create about ourselves. Illusions. None of it’s real. And who knows why we carry these beliefs …. it could go way back to when we were in junior high. Or something our parents said. Or something the doctor said. But none of that matters! It’s all irrelevant. Because YOU are the creator of your own life. And once you realize that…and get out of the way of your own head…then you will start to realize your freedom. And that’s what we all want – freedom. That’s why when you have someone like me come up to you and tell you to eliminate grains, and dairy, and sugar – you immediately want to rebel! Why?? Because you’re human and you want to be free. You don’t need me to tell you how to live your life and how to eat … because deep down you KNOW already! Tap into your own body’s wisdom and realize the power that is yours! Stop relying so much on other people’s advice, and rely on your own. Trust yourself. Empower yourself. Become … FREE!

Official Primal Challenge – starts NOW!

Posted in Challenges, Nutrition, Primal Challenge with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by masteryahnutrition

Hi Guys!

Check it out! Official 30 Day Primal Challenge starts TODAY through Marks Daily Apple! I know many of my followers started last week – so we already have a leg up – but if you haven’t fully committed, NOW is the time to do so!! Mark Sisson is going to have posts EVERY day on his website and he’s going to be holding contests to keep us motivated and having fun!! This Challenge is fun, eye opening, and helps you to FEEL amazing!! So subscribe to his blog and let’s get going!!!!!

You never know unless you try!!

Love y’all!

Master Yah

30 Day Primal Challenge is Here!!!!

Posted in Challenges, My Philosophy, Nutrition, Primal Challenge with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by masteryahnutrition

Good Morning Everyone! And Happy September!!

Fall is coming and when the seasons change, I always think it’s fun to add a little change to our lives! So, starting today, me and a group of my friends are embarking on the 30 day Primal Challenge again! Now, I have been eating “Primally” for several years, and I have never looked or felt better! So how can it be a “Challenge” if I already eat this way?? Well for me, this challenge is a way to increase my consciousness on the way I eat. To really look at the little things I let slip into my mouth and why. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to let loose and enjoy, but just for 30 days I’m going to be strict! It’s always good to tighten up the reigns and really identify what’s going on in our minds!!

So…if you are interested in coming on this 30 day journey with me, please check out Primal 101 (click HERE). This post is FULL of information and breaks down exactly what the Primal Blueprint is all about. And since it’s morning where I’m at, here are some Primal Breakfast suggestions (click HERE). I started out my morning with a nice bowl of fruit and cinnamon, and a handful (or 2) of almonds! Yum!! And I washed it down with some Univera!! I feel great!!!!

Let me know if you have questions!!

Love and light!

Master Yah

Intermittent Fasting and Obsessive Compulsive Eating

Posted in Life, My Philosophy, Nutrition with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2010 by masteryahnutrition

Good Afternoon Friends!

How is your relationship with your health? With food? With your workouts? Do you ever feel “obsessed” with what you should/should not be eating and your workouts? Are you overcome with guilt if you go off of your “diet plan”? I know I’ve had that mindset before. Where my whole day was based around what I was or was not going to be eating and when I was going to workout. Caring about your health is a GOOD thing, but being obsessed about it is not (at least not for me…) SO, is it possible to get lean, be healthy, and ENJOY the process???? Yes it is!!!

I was reading a blog that I enjoy today, and the author (Brad Pilon) has an e-book called “Eat Stop Eat“. Now, I have yet to purchase the book, but I am intrigued. I have followed his blog for a long time now and his principles really make sense to me. He says this quote:

“Before you study Nutrition, food is food and drink is drink; while you are studying nutrition, food is no longer food and drink is no longer drink; but once you have had enlightenment, food is once again food and drink is again drink.”

So simple, and so true!! Overcomplicating everything is what gets us into trouble! (in my opinion). Brad’s principles are basically this: Eat when hungry, sleep when tired; Focus mainly on healthy foods, (fruits, veggies, you know – primal stuff 😉 ) ENJOY your food, and don’t get obsessed about what your eating (all easier said than done hehe). He is also a big advocate of “Intermittent Fasting”. This is another concept that I am very interested in, and practice every now and again. Basically, it’s fasting for 24 hours, 1-2 x per week. So if my last meal today was at 6 pm, then I would fast tomorrow until 6 pm and have a normal dinner. Intermittent fasting is a very interesting topic and I will write more on it later! It’s another one of those “outside-of-the-box” ideas, so be prepared to have an open mind!! And remember “If you eat like everyone else, you’ll look like and feel everyone else!”

Any questions? Let me know!!

Don’t forget to ENJOY yourself!!

Much Love,

Master Yah

What is nutrition?

Posted in My Philosophy, Nutrition, Primal Challenge with tags , , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by masteryahnutrition

How many of you get confused when thinking about nutrition? How many of you know what to eat to have a healthy, lean body?  How many of you have tried speaking with your doctor or registered dietitian about what foods you should be eating, but still have had no luck with your health goals?? How many of you feel as if you are eating a “healthy” diet but still cannot reach your health goals? Confused? Fed up? Frustrated? Does this sound like you???

If this does sound like you, then don’t worry! You’re just like the rest of the majority of the population.  Learning how to feed ourselves has become overly complicated recently and it doesn’t have to be this way! I used to be in the same boat! No matter how “healthy” my diet seemed, I still was unable to lose weight and feel great! This struggle went on for YEARS! Then I stumbled upon a website that made everything SIMPLE! At Mark’s Daily Apple, you will find TONS of useful information on what foods work best for YOU! You will learn how to eat well, feel great, have tons of energy, and GET LEAN! And the concept is SO simple – it’s all about eating foods found in nature (fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and healthy meats) and avoiding foods made by man (processed food and grains!) Read more about the Primal Lifestyle here and reasons to avoid grains here. The principles found here very closely match how I counsel  my clients.

This concept is so SIMPLE! But not always easy … the challenging part is opening up your mind to a different way of life. Not complicated, not difficult, but different.

Are you ready??

Let me know 😀

Have a wonderful day!!!

Master Yah