Unlocking Your Instinct to Thrive

By Alex Charfen in Huffington PostScreen Shot 2016-08-19 at 4.31.40 PM


We are meant to thrive. Our bodies are able to access huge stores of energy so that every bodily function can operate at the highest level. When it does this, our bodies enter what I call “Thrive Mode.”

In Thrive Mode, our bodies:

  • Utilize all resources
  • Speed up metabolism
  • Burn fat

But today, a giant portion of our population is stuck in Survival Mode. And there’s no reason for this. In Survival Mode, our bodies:

    • Conserve resources
    • Slow metabolism
    • Store fat

So why are we in Survival Mode?

In our earliest days as a species, survival mode was a great thing because resources were scarce. Nomadic tribes were frequently forced to go days between full meals, and fresh water wasn’t always easy to come by. Thankfully, the human body could adapt by lowering its performance to conserve resources.

But today, those resources don’t need to be conserved, and we don’t need to lower performance. We can burn all the fuel we need to access our full potential, and our bodies are hardwired to tell us how to do this.

The problem? (continue reading)

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Date: April 19, 2016
Appearance: Unlocking Your Instinct to Thrive
Outlet: Huffington Post
Format: Newspaper