9 Things that Bedros Keuilian Regrets that Destroyed his Diet and Mental Health

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9 Things that Bedros Keuilian Regrets that Destroyed his Diet and Mental Health

Intro (00:00:00)

  • Bedros Keuilian reflects on his life experiences and shares what he would tell his 20-year-old self.

Be Intentional About Your Diet (00:00:48)

  • Emphasizes the importance of being intentional about diet, especially as metabolism slows down with age.
  • Advocates for teaching children about nutrition and mindful eating habits.
  • Shares personal experience of overeating to avoid wasting food.

Mobility & Flexibility Matter (00:01:56)

  • Regrets not prioritizing mobility and flexibility in his youth.
  • Highlights the benefits of establishing mobility and flexibility habits early to prevent aches and pains in later years.

Face Your Problems (00:02:33)

  • Humans are complex beings with brains, minds, thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and we often don't understand how they work.
  • Many people carry trauma, abuse, and neglect from their past, which can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts in relationships.
  • To become a true human being, one must transcend from being an animal driven by impulses and emotions to a being connected to a higher consciousness.
  • By healing and understanding ourselves, we can become observers of our own reactions and respond rather than react to situations.

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Follow Your Bliss (00:05:44)

  • Develop skills and interests, even if you're not naturally gifted.
  • Take on challenges and learn new things.
  • Don't let others' opinions or expectations limit you.
  • Focus on what you can control and concentrate on what counts.
  • People are generally more concerned with their own lives than with judging others.
  • Don't worry about what others think of you.
  • Be yourself and do what makes you happy.

No One Cares as Much as You Think They Do (00:07:39)

  • Bedros Keuilian regrets not taking risks and missing out on life's adventures in his 20s due to the fear of judgment.
  • He emphasizes prioritizing physical health, nutrition, mobility, and flexibility, and building healthy habits early on.
  • Keuilian stresses the importance of building a community and avoiding isolation, as social connections are crucial for mental well-being, especially during crises.
  • He encourages individuals to take control of their life's narrative, focusing on positive actions and embracing new opportunities, rather than dwelling on problems and perpetuating a victim mentality.
  • As an immigrant to the United States, Keuilian faced challenges such as bullying for his appearance and lack of English proficiency.
  • He realized that constantly recounting his struggles reinforced a negative self-identity and led to a self-fulfilling prophecy, but he ultimately gained the power to change his narrative and take control of his identity.

Rewrite Your Story (00:12:46)

  • Bedros Keuilian overcame challenges like dropping out of college and being rejected by the Marine Corps due to flat feet.
  • He reframed his self-perception and rejected negative labels given to him by others.
  • Keuilian emphasizes taking control of one's narrative and not letting others define who they are.
  • Despite his success and wealth, people were not particularly interested in his charitable contributions.
  • He stresses prioritizing self-care, family, and close relationships before considering the world at large.
  • Keuilian cautions against dwelling on negative self-perceptions and advises against seeking validation from others.
  • He believes having a mentor or coach would have been beneficial in guiding him to make better choices in his 20s.

Find a Mentor (00:17:39)

  • Find mentors who you trust and can be brutally honest with you.
  • Mentors can help you identify areas of improvement and provide guidance.
  • Consider getting a paid mentorship by working for someone you respect.
  • Reading books can help you learn from the experiences of others and gain new perspectives.
  • Reading can help you develop critical thinking skills and improve your decision-making.
  • Make reading a habit and consistently allocate time for it.
  • Prioritize sleep and aim for 7-8 hours per night.
  • Lack of sleep can negatively impact your physical and mental health, as well as your decision-making abilities.
  • Establish a consistent sleep schedule and create a relaxing bedtime routine.
  • Regular exercise is crucial for both physical and mental well-being.
  • Exercise can help reduce stress, improve mood, and boost energy levels.
  • Find an exercise routine that you enjoy and make it a part of your daily routine.
  • Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of unhealthy fats.
  • Focus on consuming whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Journaling can help you process your thoughts and emotions, and track your progress.
  • Writing down your goals and aspirations can help you stay motivated and focused.
  • Journaling can also serve as a tool for self-reflection and personal growth.
  • Meditation can help reduce stress, improve focus, and promote relaxation.
  • Regular meditation can have positive impacts on both mental and physical health.
  • Find a meditation technique that works for you and make it a part of your daily routine.
  • Effective time management is crucial for achieving your goals and reducing stress.
  • Prioritize tasks based on importance and urgency, and avoid multitasking.
  • Use tools and techniques to stay organized and manage your time efficiently.

Surround Yourself with Positive People (00:20:00)

  • Surround yourself with positive and supportive individuals who uplift and inspire you.
  • Avoid negative influences and people who drain your energy.
  • Nurture relationships with those who genuinely care about your well-being.

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    • Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) are crippling and prevent progress.
    • Learn to weaponize fear to your benefit.
  • Seek brutally honest feedback from trusted coaches and mentors.
  • Take action and do the work.

Work With a Therapist (00:22:16)

  • Bedros Keuilian regrets not starting therapy in his 20s to address trauma and abuse, which led to compartmentalizing and suppressing emotions. Therapy helped him process these feelings and find life's purpose.
  • Therapy can bridge the gap between emotions and intellect, leading to a more integrated and meaningful life. Starting therapy early provides tools for personal optimization in various life aspects.
  • Therapy offers a safe space to process past experiences, allowing individuals to bring their best selves to different areas of their lives.
  • Keuilian regrets neglecting his physical and mental health, including sleep, overtraining, social life, professional help, mindfulness, diet, realistic goals, breaks from training, and listening to his body.

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9 Things that Bedros Keuilian Regrets that Destroyed his Diet and Mental Health (00:00:00)

  • Lack of sleep can lead to increased hunger and cravings, making it harder to stick to a healthy diet.
  • Poor sleep can negatively impact mood and mental health, leading to increased stress and anxiety.
  • Chronic stress can lead to emotional eating and unhealthy food choices.
  • Stress can disrupt sleep, further exacerbating the negative effects on diet and mental health.
  • Overtraining can lead to muscle loss and decreased metabolism, making it harder to lose weight.
  • Undereating can lead to nutrient deficiencies, fatigue, and irritability.
  • Not fueling properly before a workout can lead to fatigue and decreased performance.
  • Not refueling after a workout can hinder muscle recovery and growth.
  • Protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle mass.
  • Insufficient protein intake can lead to muscle loss and decreased strength.
  • Healthy fats are important for overall health and can help with satiety.
  • Lack of healthy fats can lead to nutrient deficiencies and increased cravings for unhealthy foods.
  • Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, which are essential for overall health.
  • Lack of fruits and vegetables can lead to nutrient deficiencies and increased risk of chronic diseases.
  • Alcohol can interfere with sleep, leading to increased hunger and cravings.
  • Alcohol can also contribute to weight gain and negatively impact mental health.
  • Mental health issues can significantly impact diet and overall health.
  • Ignoring mental health can lead to emotional eating, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and decreased motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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