Will you take the red pill or the blue pill?
The Food Matrix
Which pill do you want to take?
Do you want to know how deep the rabbit hole goes?
My mission, as a fitness professional is to inspire, motivate and empower people to take a journey and find out how deep the rabbit hole goes. I believe as a fitness professional I am taking on the role to that of Morpheus from the film, The Matrix.
In the film Morpheus asks Neo which pill he would like to take. The red pill or the blue pill? If Neo takes the blue pill life will carry on as he knows it. He can remain in ignorance. If he chooses the red pill he will discover that his current life as he understands it does not really exist!
We have the same choice to make! Do we really want to learn and understand how food is information for the body or do we want to continue down the path of ignorance? Kidding and cheating ourselves?
After careful consideration Neo chose the red pill and embarked on a journey of learning and discovery. At first he didn’t like what he learnt and it was painful to understand that life would never be the same. However, as he grew stronger, fitter and began to understand the power of the Matrix, Neo began to control things he never thought he could. Neo began to believe in the Matrix and himself. This belief then enabled him to be in control of every event within the Matrix. Suddenly he had power and understanding and was able to survive in the Matrix and fulfil his prophecy of being ‘the one’
Morpheus: I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it
So you see how we are all living in a matrix. For fat loss I call this the food matrix and I try to help my clients to understand the journey that they need to embark on.
Helping clients understand the nature of food and how it impacts how the body functions is the first step to awakening.
Neo: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?
Morpheus: No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to.
In the food matrix I like to think of myself as The Fat Controller and I urge people to choose the red pill. I urge them to start the journey, as Neo did and learn how food is information and how this ‘binary code’ is translated by the hormones that form the very core of our being. As Morpheus said ‘You’ve been living in a dream world Neo!’
Once you understand this then the food matrix makes sense. The next step in the journey is to give the binary code. This is the food, the recipes and how to make that binary code. This has inspired me to write a recipe book or the software giving them the information their individual bodies need to burn fat and feel great. I don’t know about you but I wish I took the red pill a long time ago!
Big love, small tummies
Jill, The Fat controller!