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Deprivation Is NOT The Key To Wellness



Deprivation is NOT the Key to Wellness

Quality is the key element in a lifestyle of wellness.

You don’t eat this and you don’t eat that and there is nothing good to replace the loss so, you starve and suffer. You wrestle with cravings and feel as if you are going to waste away in order to achieve your goal of a lifestyle of wellness.

But I have some good news for you today. Deprivation is NOT the key to wellness. Want to know what is? I’ll tell you now.


Yes, you read that correctly. The answer to a lifestyle of wellness is quality.

I grew up in the south and as wellness became an active pursuit in my life, I recall people saying things like, “My Great Grandpa ate fried eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits with butter and jam every morning. He lived to be 98 and never had any health problems.” It frustrated the stuffing out of me, as I suffered under a deprivation mentality. It took me a while but I figured out why this was the case.

Great Grandpa ate quality food.

Those eggs came from the hens out back. You know, the ones running around all over the place. That bacon and sausage came from pigs and cows that had lived their lives roaming freely in the pastures. Neither the chicken nor the pig had ever been injected with antibiotics and hormones. They hadn’t been fed unnatural, synthetic, enhanced feed. They hadn’t been locked away in over-crowded pens. They lived happy, healthy lives.

And what about those biscuits slathered in butter? The grain was grown in the fields nearby. It had never been sprayed with herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. It hadn’t been fertilized with a synthetic. It had not been irradiated and processed under high heat. It had been grown from seed harvested for generations in soil prepared naturally; harvested gently and prepared the same way. And the butter, well that came from the fresh cream provided by the free range, pastured cows or goats. It hadn’t been pasteurized, homogenized, dyed, enriched and injected with synthetic cultures. It was real.

On top of all that, Great Grandpa worked his buns off in manual labor from sunrise to sunset. He didn’t sit at a computer all day after eating that breakfast, and all the while stuffing his face every few hours with more rich foods.

The bottom-line and the secret of his longevity was simple. Quality food and a quality lifestyle, those were the elements in his lifestyle of wellness.

So when I talk about nutritional wellness, yes, I talk about change. I’ll tell you not to eat McDonald’s burgers or Pizza Hut pizza. I’ll tell you to ditch the white stuff and leave the milk at the grocery store. Why? Not because milk itself will harm you. Not because you can’t enjoy pizza in good health. My reason is because those are not QUALITY products. They have been refined, enhanced, fortified, pasteurized, homogenized, shot up and engineered beyond recognition and with nothing left intact but addiction-forming elements that simply demand you eat more. There is no nutrition left and your modern lifestyle will do little more than plaster these foods to your hips, waist and thighs while clogging your arteries, leading you to diabetes, forming cancer cells and slowly snuffing out the quality of your life. They simply have no room in a lifestyle of wellness.

Authentic nutrition is not about living without the foods you love.

It is about learning how to enjoy them in quality form. Yes, I’m saying it…you can have pizza. I just need to teach you how to use quality ingredients and traditional methods. You can have a burger – with quality ingredients. You can have birthday cake – not the whole thing -by using quality ingredients.

The trick to it all is understanding quality!

Once you understand quality, the rest is simple. Learning and making the other changes, such as when you eat your carbs during the day, portion sizes and frequency of consumption, become so much easier. And the entire journey to a lifestyle of wellness becomes so much more attainable and enjoyable.

Quality…it is the key element in a lifestyle of wellness.

Are you ready to change your life? Are your ready to life in the abundance of your forefathers, in the richness of nature’s provision, without diets and deprivation? You can enjoy a new lifestyle of wellness? It is your choice. Choose quality, choose your program and enjoy a lifestyle of wellness starting TODAY!

Carl Mason- Liebenberg is a Wellness and Weight Loss Specialist, Author, Fitness Coach, and a Leader in Creating a Lifestyle of Wellness.

His passion is for those who suffer from poor nutrition, related illnesses, addictions and overweight conditions; with a specific focus on women.
Carl has personally experienced what he teaches and continues to study and learn to improve his ability to teach you a Lifestyle of Wellness.
He has recently launched the Ultimate 30 Day Body Reset that you’ll want to be sure to obtain in your journey to authentic wellness.

For more information and opportunities please join him at




  1. melissa melissa February 2, 2013

    This is a great post and I do agree in having quality food instead of dieting… I’ll share this with my colleagues… Thank you for the information.
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  2. Bella Bella January 25, 2013

    I found myself nodding my head in affirmation throughout this post! Truer words were never spoken! My nana used to say that it good quality food that kept one feeling full. The proof lay in the fact that she hardly ever snacked and always ate well. She lived to the ripe age of 92! 🙂
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  3. Anne Anne January 24, 2013

    Definitely! I agree with you wholeheartedly. I’m suffering from a lot of various illnesses, which I now know are due to the foods I eat. Manufacturers are willing to poison us just to get a great yield of crops or large, fat animals. Even our kids are being fattened and force-riped (maturing quickly) because of the hormone-filled meat they eat. If the hormones are fattening the animals and making them grow faster, what are they doing to the kids who eat the fattened meat?

    I’m seriously considering going organic. It’ll be expensive, but it’s the price we may all have to make to stay healthy.
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  4. B k Chowla B k Chowla January 24, 2013

    I agree with you.This fast food concept is what has hurt our children the most.
    In my opinion,one must eat everything but in moderation and must exercise regularly.
    I for one,take an hour walk in the morning
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    • Carl Mason-Liebenberg Carl Mason-Liebenberg January 24, 2013

      I’m not big on the idea of moderation in all things. Fast foods, refined processeds food are not natural and moderation still doesnt make them good for our bodies. A little can do big harm.
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  5. Susan Deborah Susan Deborah January 24, 2013

    Dear C and C:
    A very very informative and timely post. One cannot go back to the good old days but one can definitely restrain caution and make quality eating a high priority on one’s life. The points stressed by Carl are very spot-on and every single household should be able to exercise quality over deprivation. To some extent, Indian food caters to taste as well as quality. When one tries to include foreign food (mostly junk food), it begins to show in our waist, hips and other places.

    Thanks Carl and Corinne for this post.

    Joy always,

    • Carl Mason-Liebenberg Carl Mason-Liebenberg January 24, 2013

      THe Americanization of global food sources and production has caused great harm…a very sad reality. Most traditional, cultural means of nutriton have been eroded and replaced with the convenient, fast food options and if not, the ingredients used in these traditional foods are replaced with very low quality, refined options that destroy the value.
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  6. Rachna Rachna January 24, 2013

    Fabulous, fabulous post Carl! This is exactly what we need to tell our younger generation of kids or even women starving or killing themselves for a perfect figure. Quality food and lifestyle, as you pointed out, is the key. I thoroughly enjoyed your post. Thanks for having him, Corinne.
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  7. Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi January 24, 2013

    I agree..Its all about having organic food.

    In Sep, 2012 I got an opportunity to attend a training program on NLP at Atheeth Ashram, which is at a place called Thali which is 2 hours drive from Bangalore city.

    My mentor Mr.Ashok Subramanian stressed on the importance of the same factors you have mentioned in your article. During those 5 days the amount of food I had was 50% more than what I used to have generally. However due to Yoga and the organic food (irrespective of the quantity) I was able to lose 1.5 kgs in those 5 days.

    Thank you for this awesome post.

    Inspiring Citizen Rafi
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  8. Ash Ash January 24, 2013

    What a wonderful post! Processed food does the maximum damage.. eat hearty, but eat natural, that’s the best way.
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  9. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando January 24, 2013

    Living in the woods as we do does not afford growing vegetables which are fresh and organic. I’m so thankful for our local farmers’ market and I do watch labels on foods when I shop. We can certainly stay healthier when we are mindful and stay active, too. Having an exercise routine can go far when trying to burn away those unwanted pounds and, as a replacement for fat, building muscle.
    Thank you, Carl, for this guest blog for Corinne!
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  10. janu janu January 23, 2013

    So true. The fruits are ripened artificially, colours and sweeteners added. The seeds itself are genetically modified to yield a faster harvest.
    Since childhood I had seen my mom water the plants with the water she had used to wash lentils, rice, vegetables and fruits. I did the same to a couple of potted plants I have. And they withered! I started watering them with tap water and I can see the leaves sprouting. Says a lot about the kind of food we are able to digest.

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