January 3, 2011
Statement of the day from The Slow Down Diet by Marc David
Most striking was a statement on page 10 of the Introduction, to wit:
"The eight universal metabolizers are:
Rhythm the Sacred."
The words stand traditional theories on their heads. David's premise is that when our metabolism is working at its best, weight control is a non-issue. But he doesn't think cutting calories or boosting amount of time on an exercise bike stimulates metabolism; rather, he thinks an aligned life allows each person's metabolism to find its own true level.
Oddly enough, reading this page was a breakthrough for me. Why? Perhaps because he names as essential goods to the human body some things I came to understand and respect in the last year and others I've respected for decades.
The remainder of the book examines each of those metabolizers at some length. I haven't had a chance to read those yet, and I must return the book today; but that paragraph alone was enough to cause an interior shift from frozen to alive.
But now it's time to visit my therapist. More on this topic later.