Learn from cat eating habits to improve your body’s performance — (6 ways)
This post is a follow-up to yesterday’s similar post on learning from dog eating habits.
Cats demonstrate what NOT to do if you want to improve your body’s performance.
Probably not a shock.
Cats have never been one to lead by example.
Pretty much all cat eating habits are a disaster for humans.
Do the opposite of how cats eat and you’ll:
- Get sick less.
- Be more confident in your own skin.
- Find more energy throughout the work day.
Cats can get away with it because they can. Their job is professional sunbathers.
It’s not their job to show us how to master our mind and body.
One may argue that cats want us to fail.
I appreciate cats a lot
No, I do not love cats. I appreciate them, though.
- Confident or sassy (depending on gender).
Those things are cool.
But no, I don’t love cats in general.
There are cats I DO love, however: The ones we had growing up, the ones my parents have now and my sister’s (below).
Having said that, I understand when people say cats are evil. They do lots of “wtf” things. Like sit on your head. (see above)
Perhaps they WANT us to follow their bad example?
Then, they’ll get their revenge?
It would be HILARIOUS if that were actually true.
Intentional or not, here’s some cat eating habits that we should avoid to achieve optimal performance.
1. Cats love cow’s milk
It’s standard cat lore. They drink milk, exclusively.
Not entirely true.
They drink water, mostly. But, they do love cow’s milk.
We should do the opposite. AVOID cow’s milk.
Cats may be able to stomach it.
But we cannot.
If you think you can, perhaps you’ve built up a tolerance.
My challenge to you: Avoid cow’s milk for six days.
Tell me if you aren’t:
- Less congested.
- More energized.
- Feeling more fit.
Rely on cow’s milk every day?
Switch to almond milk.
2. Picky with water
Most cats I’ve met don’t do water from a bowl.
They’re snooty bastards (or bitches).
Running water from a fountain or faucet is what they require.
Don’t be like that!
Be okay with tap water.
No, it doesn’t taste as good as bottled or filtered. And it may not have as many minerals as, er, mineral water.
But take what you can get. Water is water, especially in the 1st world. It’s fine to drink.
And it’s (basically) free.
- Less run-down.
- Less achy (more lubrication in your insides).
If your job is to lay in the sun, fine. Go ahead and demand water like cats do.
But most of us are busy and should take whatever water we can get.
3. Canned food
Given the choice, cats would eat fancy, canned food every day.
Heck, it’s tasty. 😉
But we, humans, can do better.
Canned food is okay once in a while.
But fresh food is always better.
- Better tasting.
- Better for you.
- Better for your loved ones (less upset stomachs!)
Next time you open a can of tuna, don’t sweat it.
Just remember you’re eating a cats preferred meal out of the preferred medium: Fish from a can.
4. General Tso’s Chicken
Maybe it’s just my dad’s cat, Louis. He LOVES junky Asian food.
Dude seriously cannot get enough.
But within ten minutes of eating this stuff, he passes out.
And then he wakes up to visit his litter box.
Moral of the story?
Just because it’s tasty, and you enjoy eating it, doesn’t mean it’s worth passing out and waking up to rush to the bathroom.
Listen to your body!
5. Cats eat mice
Plain and simple, cats hunt, catch and eat mice.
No, I am not a hunter. And I don’t eat much meat.
But c’mon, people, eat clean meat.
Clean meat is:
- Better for digestive health.
- Better for heart health.
- Better tasting.
Yes, I know humans don’t eat mice. But eating low quality meat & poultry is basically the same as eating varmints.
Eat clean meat. The good stuff.
Pretty cat’s don’t actually eat catnip. It’s just smelled.
But that stuff ‘effs cats up.
Hallucinations. Strange noises. Occasional hilarity.
If your cat were constantly trippin’ on catnip, he’d be the joke of the town.
Same for us.
“Catnip” is fun.
But don’t be that guy or gal who’s always crunked on catnip.
What other cat eating habits can we take to improve our performance?
Tongue-bathing, hairballs and the like are cliches, but acceptable answers. 🙂