Comfort Zone

The Danger in Comfort

I was having a lunch with a friend the other day and the subject turned to the 28 Day Rapid Fat Loss Program. I asked for his feedback on the program and he asked what was up with the cold showers that were recommended. Contrast showers, where you go from warm to cold water for 20 seconds at a time, help out bodies burn fat in a process called cold thermogenesis (we’re big on cutting edge techniques here at Kilospire). He told me that he paid good money for hot water and that there was no way that he was ever going to take a cold shower. I asked him if he would even try it to help him lose fat. “No way” he said.

This conversation got me thinking about how comfortable that people have become in our modern world, so much so that my friend didn’t want to be uncomfortable for even 20 seconds. The problem with always being comfortable is that we, as human beings, are not meant to be comfortable. We are meant to struggle for survival. On many levels people recognize this need and re-create it by engaging in activities and hobbies that allow people to fulfill their primal need to fight for survival. People race cars, participate in sports, and jump out of airplanes. Many people report that these things make them “feel alive”.

How we eat and our daily habits are part of the things that make up our “comfort zone” and we often find them difficult to change. Change requires us to be uncomfortable. People often don’t change until their current situation is no longer comfortable – that moment when the doctor gives them bad news or that they pass by a mirror and no longer recognize themselves.  The next time that you find yourself fighting against change and hiding in comfort, remember that you are genetically designed to struggle to reach your goals and those successes will ultimately lead to greater happiness in your life.

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