Ray Cronise asked it like this:
“…Three baskets of fruit, one fruit plate, and water. The vast majority have dairy, fat and excess sugar.
Hmmm. Now why are we obese and chronically ill?”
Ray, the reason is simple. It is the choice to never open ones eyes… to choose to learn from great minds like Wyatt Woodsmall. When I point out the issues with the kind of food you’ve pointed out food, people react emotionally because they’re completely oblivious to the fact that these are destructive to the human body because they’ve been programmed with ‘food groups’ without learning why these foods cause obesity. It’s sad that people think that obesity and diabetes type II are somehow defective genetics or from some unlucky place. I was there. Obesity and diabetes type II are a CHOICE. When I realized that to reach my dream of this show, I needed to have VISIBLE abs. Sounds so vain? I don’t care, I’m healthier and stronger than ever before in my life. It’s not too late to learn the truths that make all the difference. Tell me, do the magazine covers have TV Show hosts on the cover that are obese? Um, not usually. When I mention Kelly Ripa (mother of three) as an example, I laugh at the reactions. She works to be in amazing physical fitness and functional health, and she hosts a show that’s syndicated everywhere. The studio told me what wonders would come, so I CHOSE to learn from they that did as I’ve now done. I lost more than 80 lbs, built those visible abs, and I’ve kept the excess fat off of my body. Tony Schwartz taught me about creating habits like top athletes (that are each a BRAND) he’s worked with have done. Marie Forleo has inspired me with her determination and belief in the vision of her dreams (which now have a side effect known as $$$ millions per year that she invests, along with her new friend Sir Richard Branson, helping others around the world). I’m not stopping either. The “A-List” appears to party… The truth: I’m not alone in being a teetotaler. “But Sam Botta, eating the way you do is expensive!” Um, no… it isn’t. I’m not spending on ‘having a good time’ alcohol, and I don’t have the need to go out to eat at expensive restaurants. Like Stewart Shining and Chris Fanning, I’ve chosen happiness in life, and no, I don’t judge anyone for their habits. The no alcohol lifestyle isn’t for religious reasons, it’s simply this: The happiest, most successful (in doing their life’s passion and purpose) people I know are teetotalers. That’s incentive. I said, “I want my body to look like that.” So I found the ones that did it. As it turns out, Equinox has trainers that keep showing up in magazines because of their own transformations. Liz Miersch writes about them, including Michol Dalcourt(invented ViPR, which Lucas Varella has taught me) and Lisa Wheeler. I probably spend less on food and nutrition than you do, I just spend it on natural stuff instead of alcohol and other toxic ‘pleasures’ to escape from ‘the week’ at work. If you chose work that you need to escape from, it’s time to open your eyes and outsource whatever is keeping you so busy. Free some time. Makes no sense? People hire Accountants because of the expertise they offer. Accounting is boring to me, but CPA’s seem to like it. That’s outsourcing, you’re already doing it, so outsource other stuff. Can’t afford it? Um, I outsource what I call “finding deals on everything I buy” — paying someone pays for itself, it creates money (a tool that can fund clean drinking water for the whole world, and stuff like that). I’d rather be in the studio than dealing with bookkeeping, sifting through emails and so on. Then, see, there’s time for taking breaks for surfing… and spending time with loved ones and my puppies. Create time freedom, get someBrain Toniq, then you’ll find focus on your real purpose. You’re worth it, and you have power beyond imagination. This is your day to shine. Do it. ~Sam Botta