Here's a fun hypothetical for you, what if some magical sweepstakes persona showed up at your door one morning (because you know it would be at the most inopportune time; before your first cup of coffee, after you threw on a ratty old robe, and right in the middle of your children screaming for breakfast) and handed you the keys to a shiny new car? Lexus, Mustang, Aston Martin, whatever your dream car may be--there it is, sitting in your driveway, big red bow and all.
Yes, of course you'd be excited, but let's fast-forward a few months to when the novelty has worn off. Being the owner of this luxury vehicle has set in; what kind of owner are you? Do you put in cheap gas and ignore the engine knocking? Do you neglect changing the oil, risking engine failure? Do you skip washing it, letting the dirt and grime build up until the neighborhood kids etch "wash me" in the dust? Would you be this type of lax owner, letting your prized possession slowly deteriorate?
My guess is, if you were given an expensive car you would do everything possible to keep it in top shape. Regular oil changes and maintenance checkups, premium gasoline only, and the car wash guys would know you by name. You would be a proud, responsible owner.
You know where I'm going with this, right? You are a high-end machine; a priceless gift. You deserve routine maintenance and premium fuel. You need to keep your body, your machine, God's gift, in top shape. Why is it so much easier for us to see the value in taking care of a heap of metal?
So how can you become a better owner? Start by upgrading your fuel; you wouldn't pour sugar into your gas tank, why pour it into your gut? Top tier gasoline has detergents in it to help clean the engine; in the food world, the equivalent is fiber. Know what top tier gas doesn't typically contain? Additives. Why should your food contain them? Oil is another crucial component for a car to run smooth, prevent overheating and general engine failure. What does a body need for the same results? Water--don't underestimate it's value.
Now I ask again, what kind of owner are you? What kind of owner will you be from here on out?