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Abdurraheem Green

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Sheikh Abdurraheem shares with us how he lost 25kg’s as well as the Prophet SAWS way of eating, etc.

Nov 26, 2016

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Okay sound like brothers brothers and sisters Okay, so Mashallah another Facebook Live Alhamdulillah it's all happening this week I'm absolutely shattered. I've been working nonstop up until the early hours of the morning trying to get modules some extra modules ready for the just the really amazing willpower course the unhemmed a lot of laws allow me to develop Alhamdulillah Seven Pillars of willpower check it out mastery classes.com slash Facebook handler today I'm going to be talking about how do I lose 25 kG 25 kg I was a

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motor, motor Gura Baba and Alhamdulillah now some of my brothers from Pakistan, you know, they're saying abderrahim You know, you're looking ill because you've lost so much weight. No, no, no, no, no ill is when you're overweight, overweight is ill. Right? This is not ill This is how a human being should should be. You should not be fat, you should not be overweight. Being a base is not good for you. Even in even Bangladesh and Pakistan. You seem to think that being fat is healthy, even call it healthy. It's not healthy. It's very unhealthy. It's very bad for you. It's how you get diabetes is how you get heart disease. It's not something that is pleasing to Allah. Allah will ask

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you on the Day of Judgment brothers and sisters, you will not move from your place in front of Allah until he's asked you about five things five things yeah, your life and what you did with it, your health and how you get it, your money, how you earned it and how you spent it and your knowledge and how you acted on it. Talking about knowledge share, share this video brothers and sisters sharing as I always say is caring and sharing is free. Isn't it somewhere? Yeah, it's my door over there but you're not gonna see her.

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So okay, so share share, share, share share Salaam Alaikum everyone aya aya Ali and model berry god bless you both of you are good Maria Alhamdulillah we actually don't cough good thing. Okay. Well, some people do. Segall Khalid salaam aleikum to all of you Marshall Abu Maria your your parents encourage you to be in good health. Excellent. Fatima SWALEC Muslim Samira. Charlie Akbar salaam aleikum, everybody, welcome to my Facebook Live. And then we talking about the diet.

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It's not even a diet. It's not about diamond actually going to talk about why dieting is dangerous, why dieting is dangerous.

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And I'm going to talk a little bit about why psychology psychologists think, Well, they've got some evidence, some interesting evidence that actually why dieting works a few times and then doesn't work after that. And it's all about diet, brothers and sisters, it's all about lifestyle. It's about how you live your life, I'm going to be talking about how I lost 25 kg.

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It's not about weight loss. The other thing, here's the thing, it's not, it's not about how much you

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it's not about how much weight you've lost, it's about how much fat you lose, actually, muscle is heavier than fat. So if you put on muscle, you might actually weigh more than you did when you were fat. So again, I never weighed myself, I don't actually know that I've lost 25 kg, because I've never really weighed myself, I don't weigh myself, what I have noticed is that my trousers don't fit. I mean, like there's this much of a gap, right? You know, I need like to tighten my head I can I can see how much fat I've lost by how I have to tighten my belt, how my trousers don't fit anymore.

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And you know, and then people that they say, you know, like after a bit of time you notice, and then after a bit more time your your family notices. But when everyone starts noticing, then you really know that you've you've you know, you've lost fat. So brothers and sisters, I'm not really going to start this talk properly until you share, share, share, share, share, share, share, because Sharing is caring. And I want to do an amazing story to show you how powerful sharing is. Yesterday, we were talking about the evil effects. We were talking about shaytaan and how shaytaan traps us and how shaytan gets us and what tricks he uses in order to trap us was a very, very powerful Facebook life.

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And we got a comment from a sister who literally she said that someone had invited her to look at this. She was and she was she said literally she was on the verge of doing it.

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Major sin.

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And she got this share. She looked at the talk and heard what I had to say. And handler, she decided to stop. And now she's going to be doing the willpower calls and hamdulillah Wow, what a story totally true. The brother sent me the comment. So look how powerful it is when you share you and whoever shared, whoever shared gets the reward of her keeping away from that sin. Thank you very much as I call her. Okay, so my wife has just bought me I'm going to show you an example of what I eat. Okay, something I eat. So look at this here, right? This here. Yeah. You see that? That's not spaghetti. That is actually tuna pasta. Okay. And that is spiralised courgette spiralised.

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courgettes. Okay.

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I don't generally I don't eat flour. I don't eat pasta. I don't eat rice.

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I don't eat bread. I do eat bread occasionally to be honest recently, but generally in in the the way of living the way it's a it's a it's a life. It's it's I don't call it a diet. It's a life. It's a way of living. And I generally don't eat grains. I generally don't eat flour. I generally don't eat rice.

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Even oats.

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I don't I do not processed food. Keep away from processed food. Okay. Sugar is a big no no sugar is a poison sugar. Sugar kills you. It's probably it's one of the worst things you can put in your body. It messes up your body and messes up your brain. Keep away from sugar.

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Anyway, sharing is caring brothers and sisters. So I want you to share. I'm just gonna have a mouthful of this beautiful food.

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And I do not miss pastor at all. That is so nice. Oh, that's really good. That was spiralized vegetables courgettes. In this case, it's really delicious.

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Alhamdulillah brothers and sisters eating on evening eating live. You can join me for dinner as well. And the comfort of your own home. Yeah, I'm looking at you. Have you shared yet have you done it brothers and sisters have you shed

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Bismillah Bismillah Alhamdulillah. The other thing that's very important, is eating mindfully. What you need to do is when you eat, think about, think about what you're eating, appreciate it. Appreciate these bounties and these blessings from Allah subhanaw taala. You know, a lot of us, we eat too fast. We don't think about what we put in our mouths. We just eat without thinking.

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You know, when we say Bismillah it's not just about saying Bismillah it's about really feeling and appreciating these bounces and these blessings from Allah Believe me, if even you just do this one thing, if even if you just do this one thing, you take time to eat. You think about what you're eating, you think think about where it's coming from, think about all the processes that have gone through

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for Allah, that he put this thing on your plate, these courgettes, how they grew in the ground, how the rain, how the water, how the nutrients reached them, how it grew from little seeds, how it was, you know, farmed by someone collected by someone transported to you. Have someone prepared it? The tuner, this bill is not even tuner Is it because tuners like, you know, try not to eat tuna, because they're almost extinct now, right. But whatever they call this, I can't remember what they call this beautiful fish full of protein. So good v Alhamdulillah, Bismillah

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Alhamdulillah, my wife will tell me off my low heat, and it's gonna get cold all the time I finished with you guys. Sharing is caring brothers and sisters, please, please share. Okay, now I'm going to tell you, I'm going to tell you let me let me talk to you a little bit about diet and why diets don't work. Now.

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At the moment, as far as I know, from the latest research, they don't really know why they don't really know what's going on. They have some idea. And to be honest, I don't really remember I didn't have to re research this again. But what I do remember from one of the books that I was reading about willpower is that apparently you can go on a diet like three times, right and it will work. So you can go on a diet and you will lose weight. But for some reason, after the third time, your body just won't respond to the diet and you adjust

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You would just keep on putting weight, putting on weight. Okay. And it's almost as if you can fool or trick your body a couple of times. But after a while, your body is not fooled and it's not tricked, and it doesn't respond, right. So these are diets, there's so many diets, so many fad diets, and a lot of people would say that the diet I'm on is a fad diet. But the difference is, you shouldn't go on a diet.

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What you do is you change the way you live your life, it becomes a lifestyle. And one of the very important things that I found is that you need to find something that works for you, I am not going to say that the diet that I follow is going to work for you. And it's going to work for everybody. It's worked for me, number one, because it made sense to me, this is really important. It made sense. So here, here's the actual book that I'm talking about the diet I went on how I lost a lot of weight 25 kg, wood, that's just an estimation, inshallah. And please share this video. A lot of us obesity is a big problem in the world today, brothers and sisters and health is a very, very

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important part of us being Muslim. It's very, very important. Okay, it's one of the things that Allah is going to ask us about our health and how he cared for it. Now, one of the things I want one of the tips I want to give you brothers and sisters, that is very, very important. Is that

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what one of the tips that I want to give you that's really, really important, is don't look at exercise as a way of losing weight.

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Okay, brothers and sisters, sorry, I'm really sorry. I don't know what is happening here. I keep losing the connection.

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So brothers and sisters, listen.

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I'm really really sorry about this. Please keep sharing, please keep sharing after share it again. I told you an amazing story about a sister just the other night who was listening to our talk about shaitan. And,

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and shared it. Someone shared it with her she was literally on the point of doing a major sin dish, she actually told us, she was on the point of doing a major sin. And because someone shared this video, and she listened to it.

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Somehow Nala brothers and sisters, she stopped that sin, and inshallah she's going to be doing the willpower course the Seven Pillars of willpower. You can check it out, mastery, classes.com slash Facebook mastery, classes.com.

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Slash Facebook. I've been talking about diet, why diets don't work? It seems for some reason, you can go on a diet like three times and then after that your body doesn't respond to it. So what do you need to do is you need to make lifestyle choices. Now. That's what I've done. I've chosen to live in a healthy way to eat in a healthy way. I've cut out processed foods, and I eat a diet that's called the Paleo diet. It's also called the caveman diet. I'm not saying it's gonna work for you, but it's worked for me, it made a lot of sense. And let me tell you, the basic idea behind it. The basic idea behind the Paleolithic diet, or the caveman diet is often called is that for about 2

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million years human beings lived as hunter gatherers. Okay, now, I don't know. And none of us really know how long ago a lot put Adam on this earth. But there seems to be lots of evidence that human beings have been on this earth for a long, long time.

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And, and how do we live most of the time, we were hunting animals, and we were gathering fruits and berries, and various things. Okay.

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So that's how we lived. And so our bodies over all of that time have have adapted to,

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to eat that, to eat that diet. So the idea of the Paleo Diet is that there's a natural, there's a sort of type of eating that's natural for human beings. And a lot of the things that we eat now, like dairy, like sugar, like highly processed foods, like most grains, like wheat, and rice, and oats, and barley,

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rye, all of those types of things, as well as pulses like beans, and lentils, all of these things are not really natural for us. It's not normal for us, our a lot of human beings have difficulty processing these types of foods. So the idea is that it's better to go back to us as natural diet as close to our primitive ancestors as possible as possible. In reality, you can't

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Because nearly everything we eat has been modified by agriculture in some way, even our fruits and vegetables and seeds. But basically, it's a diet where you eat lots of vegetables a lot. And it should all try as much as possible to be natural and organic. Vegetables are good. Fruit is good nuts and seeds are good. Honey you can have but not sugar, maple syrup you can have, but not sugar, not fructose, anything that's refined and processed, keep away from it. So this is the idea of the Paleo diet, I got this book, one of those things are really useful about this book is it has something called the 80 20% principle, and so that as long as 80% of your diet is on point, you can

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you know, you can, you can cheat a little bit. And that's really important, because when you're trying to change your lifestyle, sometimes it's you know, if you make it too strict on yourself, and you're too hard on yourself,

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you know, you can actually end up giving up, brothers and sisters, please, please, please share this video, I'm asking you please, to share this video, we keep getting cut off, I have no idea why we have a totally free internet connection in the house in the sense that I've told every audit everyone get off the internet. I'm on Facebook Live. And I'm showing you brothers and sisters actually really, to be honest, this whole. Facebook Live is not about diet.

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It's about lifestyle, but it's more I'm gonna it's coming up to something really, really important. You'll see why. But please share this because you never know who might benefit from this. So I'm telling you my story brothers and sisters. So I came across this book. And it made a lot of sense to me. And this is something very key. You know, when you want to change anything in your life, when you want to change anything in your life, it's got to make sense. This even applies in lots of ways to, you know, to Islam, a lot of our brothers and sisters, you know, when they want to make a change, and they want to be a better Muslim. A lot of people want to know why why does Allah tells

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us this? Why does Allah tell us that it's like they want to understand what's the reason behind it, which is fine in one way. But what we need to understand ourselves is that the bigger Why is more important, the bigger why is that Allah knows what is good for us. He is the most wise, he knows everything. He knows every single detail of every atom of every fabric of the whole universe. He knows you and he knows me better than we know ourselves. So when Allah guides us to something, it's from his wisdom, I'm going to tell you about a dream I had about the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam,

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many, many years ago, but first, I want you to share this video. Because if you share it now and someone watches this and gets like really motivated and inspired a lower awaji for that inshallah, you're going to share in the blessings of this person, hopefully following the Sunnah. So every one I want every one of you to share, please, every one of you right now, if you haven't shared, share it, it's free to share it doesn't cost you anything. And you may get a big reward from it in Sharla Sharing is caring. Okay, brothers and sisters. So

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the dream I had of the Prophet when I first became Muslim, I really, really, really, really, really wanted to see the prophet in my dream. And I would read these books and these books would say things like, if you make Salawat upon the Prophet 1000 times, you know, you'll see him in your dream. And if you make this door and that door, you do this and I was trying all of these things, and it's only afterwards I realized a lot of these things are not authentic. But anyway, I really wanted to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam my dream. So I would do this.

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These things and Anyway, once I did see the Prophet sallallahu was my dream. And I'll tell you that dream. But first, I'm looking at your brothers and sisters share. Sharing is caring sharing is free. Share this video right now I'm going to tell you about the dream that I had about sola lies on Allahu alayhi wa some very, very powerful, okay, please tell others because they could benefit from it. And they might get inspired and, and just one little share. And that's it. Who knows your award? It could be the thing that tips your scale.

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Okay, brothers and sisters. Fantastic. So the dream I had of the Prophet was this, it's gonna sound a bit strange but

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the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sitting sitting in a clearing in a forest. And he was surrounded on both sides. And he was dressed in a beautiful white turban and his beard was, you know, full and dark and his face just like it was described like so beautiful, like, like the moon more beautiful.

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In the moon, and he was sitting there, Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam all dressed in white. And on each side of him were other people who from what the dream I thought they were that some companions. And, and I was like really desperate to go to the toilet. I was desperate to go to the loo. And so we this is a clearing in the forest. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he didn't speak to me, but he could see that I was in discomfort. And he just pointed, he just pointed to me. And I looked around and I saw that he was pointing out some bushes. And so what the prophet was saying to me, indicating to me was, if you want to relieve yourself, go over there. So I went there, but when

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I got that I felt really shy, that like these bushes, like, although no one could see me that this was so close to where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, I felt really, really shy. Okay, so I walked further and deeper into the forest. Now, here's the amazing thing. You want to share this brothers and sisters Share this video, right?

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I turned back to walk back towards where the profit was, because I couldn't find anywhere to relieve myself. There was no cover, there were no bushes, there was nothing to cover me. And when I went back, everything had gone. The trees had gone, the leaves had gone, the bushes had gone, and there was nowhere for me to relieve myself privately at all. And all I could think is I wish I had listened to the Prophet. I wish I had done what he said the first time around.

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And you know, brothers and sisters, you know, that's profound, because this is just about the smallest littlest touches thing. The Prophet was just giving me advice. It wasn't even a command, just giving me advice about where I might relieve myself. And I was thinking, I wish I'd listened to the Prophet. So how about more important things? How about the huge things about our prayer and our fasting, and how we live our life and how we treat each other and how we treat our parents and our children and our wives and you know, how we treat our leaders and all this other stuff that Islam talks about?

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We should listen to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he didn't just speak from his mind. his advice is golden. It's more than golden. It's platinum. It's precious brothers and sisters. Okay. So one of the things that Prophet one is about is looking after our health, and that's what I'm talking about. Yeah.

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Now, I have to tell you something straight out that the Paleo diet that I'm on, and I don't, I don't look at it as a diet, I look at it as a really a way of living a healthy way of living, eating, natural food, natural food. But one of the things I realized is that actually, the prophet SAW some drank milk

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and they ate grains. They certainly ate barley.

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But I have to say that the milk the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, drank and he made do Ah, by the way, for the benefit of milk.

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But it was not the milk that we have today. It was either goat's milk or camel's milk, and it was not pasteurized. You see, pasteurized milk kills a lot of the really, really good stuff that's in the milk, it takes it takes all the value and nutrition out of it. And even when the Prophet did have grains, it was very very costly ground it was very, very coarse and primitive grains. Mostly, the prophet SAW some a lot of what they was dates, and some vegetables and some seeds and things and also of course,

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and meat, although not a lot of meat, not a lot of meat because it was a rarity. You see, we Muslims tend to eat a lot of meat, but actually the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they did not eat a lot of meat. It was something they had very, very occasionally, as really a special treat. Okay, this is something very interesting brothers and sisters. We actually eat way too much meat.

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So things like pumpkin.

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You know, again, in my diet, I avoid potatoes because it's a starch, but I do have sweet potatoes and I have things like

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what do you call it? God What do you pumpkin is like pumpkin or what's another name for that? Pumpkin?

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squash. Yeah, that type of stuff. Right? That's actually something the profit sauce of the eight as well. So that's thing lots of salad. Lots and lots of salad brothers and sisters. So this is my diet. So this I get on with this diet. I love that type of food. I love vegetables. I love for you. I love nuts. I love seeds.

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And about I have a very sweet tooth giving up sugars. A very, very, very, very hard thing for me. I love chocolate. I love ice cream. I love sweet stuff. But Alhamdulillah what what I really do is I eat a lot of dates. I have a lot

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have dried fruit. A lot of apricot dates raisins that gives the sweetness dates are so beautiful dates what a blessing from Allah brothers and sisters dates are amazing, Mashallah to botica law.

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So this is my diet, really, I stick to fruit and vegetables, I keep away from grains. And it worked for me hugely.

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I keep away from dairy.

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And yeah, so I allow myself chocolate as long as it's like 85% cocoa. So it has a very, very little bit of sugar. And like I said, I follow the 80 20% principle. So as long as 80% of my diet is within the framework of what it is, you know, I can cheat a little bit, I call it cheating, but you know, and handle that work for me. But brothers and sisters, listen, the main point that I want to make today is we should be healthy. It's very important in Islam. I just want to make a point. Some people think that if you exercise, you know, you can lose weight through exercise. No, do please don't think that exercise is very, very, very, very important for your general mental well being.

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And I talked about that. I talked about that.

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In my Seven Pillars of willpower course, I talk about how important exercises is very important for your mind, this is amazing. For your mind, a healthy body really does equal a healthy mind, it really does. Exercise is really important to help your thinking to help your memorization, okay, and to help build your willpower. And there's lots of evidence for that.

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And, and, and taking exercise releases chemicals in your body that makes you feel happy. And so it's rare exercise is super important, but it's not good for losing weight. Because you have to take so much exercise, you'd be amazed how much exercise you have to take. I mean, I could go for a three hour mountain bike ride up and down mountains, right. I mean, it's really exhausting three hours, that's, you know, that's going to be like, you know, nearly 50 kilometers, and I only would have been just over 1000 calories. Right?

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The amount of exercise you have to do to burn off calories is astronomical. And I remember seeing one brother, he used to Snapchat and these, you know, working out in the gym and this and then sweating and doing all this cardio and doing all of this stuff and doing the weights and whatever. And then you know, he would show us tucking into pizza and this and that it's not going to work.

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It's simple, like, the calories you take in are way more than what you can burn. And this is a thing about our modern society, brothers and sisters were surrounded with calorie rich food. For millions of years, we human beings lived in an environment where we just couldn't get enough food. And our brains are programmed that when we see things that are sweet, when we see things that are Fatty, that we see things that have a lot of sweetness have a lot of fat. It's got big calories, we're programmed to grab it and eat it. It's in our instinct, it's in our nature, because that's what helped us survive, right? Get that inside you quick because you need calories without those calories

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you won't live. That's how it was how it wasn't the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam people really just didn't have enough to eat. So overeating was not their problem. But today, it's the opposite. We have the opposite problem. This stuff is in front of us everywhere. We have an abundance of it. And that's our problem. Right? So our brains we are programmed to eat this stuff. But actually we have to train ourselves to resist it. And here's the thing. Now it doesn't matter what diet you go on, it doesn't matter. You can go on the most amazing hollywood, bollywood, you know, scientific diet, you can go paleo like me whatever. I tell you the reality it makes absolutely

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no difference. Because if you don't know how to control your desires and your impulses and your appetites if you can't keep yourself because there is no diet by the way that says eat as much pizza and eat as much ice cream and he is much chocolate and he is many crisps and potatoes and and hydrogenated fats as you like there is no diet that says that none no healthy diet plan.

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It's because that's the stuff that's killing us on mass brothers and sisters. Right? And our health is something I was gonna ask you about. Share this video brothers and sisters Sharing is caring and who knows you might help save someone's life. Seriously, I mean that.

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So what is that what this one ingredient you need from me brother, brothers and sisters Look, the point that I'm trying to make here. Please keep sharing this video.

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The point that I'm making is that

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whatever diet you go on

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it

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Not gonna matter unless you have control of yourself of your desires. If you can't resist the temptation to just pick up that pizza, if you can't resist the temptation to eat that chocolate, if you can't resist the temptation to eat all those foods that every single healthy diet plan is going to tell you. If you're addicted to sugar, how are you going to stop?

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You need something, you need an ingredient and that ingredient is willpower.

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willpower is defined as not some Jedi like force that you just like. I've got willpower.

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I can just do it.

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Yeah, listen, every human being has willpower. willpower is what makes us human is what makes us different from every other animal. What makes us different from the animals, brothers and sisters, is our ability to give up something that we want right now that we desire it right now, because we have a long term goal. If you think about it, that's what the whole of being a Muslim is about. You're giving up this dunya because you want that. The bottom line is that's what it is. When I say giving up the dunya It doesn't mean you can't eat nice food.

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It doesn't mean you can't have a nice house or have a nice car.

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But the reality is that this world is full of temptations and that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Hellfire

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is surrounded by ease, and comfort and luxuries and temptations. And Paradise is surrounded by hardship and difficulties. So being a Muslim, a good Muslim being a believer being on the path of the man

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takes effort takes difficulty takes struggle, it takes willpower, okay?

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So every human being has that we have the ability to choose. That's what makes us different animals. They act on instinct, we have the ability to choose that's what our Ramadan what's Ramadan all about? You give up your food and drink because you want to please a lot everyone needs to eat and drink but you give it up why because you have a higher objective you want to please Allah subhanaw taala.

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Brothers and sisters, we only got

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a short time left for this video to finish it's been keeps cutting off. So I need you to share it, share it, share it, share it, please.

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The very important lessons are coming up now. So please share it so people can benefit. Okay.

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So

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yeah, we were talking about diet and losing weight. Sharing is free. haleema. Yes, sharing is free. It doesn't cost anything to share. And you may share in the reward of people who benefit from your sharing this video if they benefit. And they improve their life. And they keep away from disobedience to Allah. You know what, even if they lose weight and change their health, you know their lifestyle and get more healthy, Allah will reward you for that.

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You know, Allah Hill is helping you as long as you are helping your Muslim brother and sister. It's been amazing doing these Facebook Lives over the last week. I'm going to do tomorrow in Sharla hope it doesn't keep getting cut off. But tomorrow is going to be something really fantastic tomorrow is going to be really powerful brothers and sisters, I'm going to be talking about you know, all the things that you have in your mind all the great ideas about how you could change your life, but you don't do it. Why? Why don't you do it? Okay.

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Why don't you do it?

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Why what's stopping you? I'm going to be talking about that how you can empower your life and how you can really do the stuff that you want to do. And it's the same stuff I'm talking about today. It's all about willpower. It's about willpower. It's about willpower. And what is willpower. willpower is a series of strategies that you can employ, that you can learn that you can improve that you can build just like your muscles, you can build your willpower, your ability to control your desires.

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And you can resist temptation, but you need to learn these strategies. And that's what I teach in the course the Seven Pillars of willpower. It's $9 sorry, $7.

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Two weeks for $7. You will get two weeks of this.

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Four week course 19 modules. Okay.

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It's closing on Sunday, Sunday is the last day it will be closed on Sunday. We're only taking limited numbers of students it will close on Sunday. Let me tell you what you get.

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I've been studying this thing about willpower willpower for four years.

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I've been reading books of psychology. I've even been reading scientific papers. Of course, I've been combining it with what I know from Islam. I'm just rereading over some of the stuff now. Okay.

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Really amazing. Talking about, you know, our different selves are competing selves, our angelic self and our animalistic self. Right? So anyway, I talk, I take you through these strategies, I give you exercises to practice.

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And it's really, really effective. Some of the people have taken this course already. They, you know, we had one sister take this course it was actually

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that that's what she actually herself is a psychologist. And she was saying, I've never come across anything like this. You've combined science with Islamic spirituality in the teachings of Islam. And the way you present it. And everything you said is, is, you know, she worked, she wrote us about three pages of stuff, talking about, you know, how we can improve it. And one of the things she recommended is she said, try and make it available to more people. And that's why what we're doing is mastery. classes.com, slash Facebook, find out more there. That's what we're offering $7, just to get the first two weeks. Now, after two weeks, you will be charged your card will be charged $90.

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The full price of the full course is $97. And that by I've been told again and again, it's so cheap, compared to other courses who charge 1000s of dollars, right? It's just $97. Okay.

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But we want as many of you as possible to benefit and if you really don't think that it's for you, and you don't benefit will actually give your money back after 30 days, guaranteed no quibbles, no arguments. After 30 days, you get your money back, brothers or sisters $7. You get billed after two weeks $90 you have to cancel it if you don't want it. I'm just warning you now. No, don't please don't complain to me. Right? But you at least you will get two weeks for $7. Right. And by the way, a lot of good stuff is in that those two weeks, and what will you get, you will get access to our private Facebook page, where we are discussing all sorts of things you can interact with other

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students, you will get summary of each lesson. We are also now providing a full transcript of every lesson because some of our brothers are saying and sisters saying our English is not so good. So if you could provide a transcript, it will really help us. That's what we're doing that originally was only for advanced students. But now we're providing it for everybody. All of this brothers and sisters for $97. And what we're asking is $7. And you'll get two weeks for $7. And if you want to cancel, you won't get billed the 90 $90 but you have to cancel.

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Otherwise you can it's $97 straight up, there's another option for more advanced students. So that's it. That's what you get you get a lot for for that $97. Most importantly though, it's the content.

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You're learning amazing skills

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based on proven techniques, and I've practiced these techniques myself.

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And it's one of the things that helped me, you see, because you can have the greatest diet plan like I did. It's amazing. It works for me. It made sense to me. I liked the type of food. Everything was great for me. But at the end of the day, I was still confronted with temptation. I was still confronted with bars of chocolate and slices of pizza

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and tubs of ice cream. I love that stuff. How do I resist it? How

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I Learned strategies I've already talked about it totally free videos you can find out about tats counter ambush training, something I developed myself, This is my own. My I broke the things down I developed it myself, I call it cat counter ambush training. Okay. ABCD cat ABCD. Okay. A stands for awareness. Being aware when temptation kicks in, B is breathe, learn to breathe, calm yourself down. C is change your state. Get away from that thing that is tempting you and d is delay, delay, delay, give yourself time. So you can think what do you really want to do? What's your long term goal? That's what willpower is about? Being able to think what you want to do in the long term. And what

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all of us want in the long term is paradise. But maybe you know, that's the ultimate goal. Maybe you have something you know, in the next three years, you want to learn something, you want to lose weight. You want to improve your relationship with your wife, with your kids, with your mom, with your dad, with your boss with your neighbors.

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There's so many things you want to overcome procrastination, right? You're always delayed.

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delaying delaying that's the big thing. Right? So we're going to be talking about tomorrow very, very powerful. Tomorrow is going to be super, super powerful brothers and sisters, I'm really, really looking forward to it. I'm literally going to be going through

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you know, every single reason, an ISA and Aveda you haven't given me the list yet. Just to remind you guys tonight.

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Yes, every single reason

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that you may have, I've got 11 reasons so far, that stop you doing what you really want to do.

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The excuses you make for yourself, as we're only talking about tomorrow, but today, I'm just reminding you, it's going to close on Sunday, the class the opportunity to access this amazing course is brilliant brothers, I'm so excited. You know, we've already had people saying that this has changed their life. We've already had people saying this has changed my life.

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And literally changed their life. So $7 brothers and sisters $7. For two weeks, at least you can get that. If not, you can cancel, you get billed automatically. And I have to keep telling you that I don't want people complaining and saying Oh, we got condom this and that. It's very simple. You pay $7. After two weeks, you get billed $90. If you don't want it, cancel it, you have to cancel it. We're not trying to con you out of anything. That's the way it goes. The full course is nice. But I don't think very few of you are going to do that in Charlotte. But if you at least you if all you can afford is $7 and who can't afford that, at least get two weeks in Sharla. And you know if you if

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you keep watching here on I'll keep doing stuff I'll be keep doing Facebook Lives. A lot of the stuff I've already talked about it, I've given it away free. Some of the great stuff, the main stuff, counter ambush training, I've already done videos about it. So it's not all about but you know the beautiful thing about the course it's systematic. It takes you through step by step by step by step. Okay? It gives you exercises, it allows you to practice practice. And I'm asking you really not just to do this course, but to come with me on a journey. Because mastery classes is about self mastery. It's about having a growth mindset. It's about learning and improving and challenging

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yourself. And the end of this journey brothers and sisters, is really, it's all about our connection with Allah. That's what I'm at the end of it is really coming getting to know Allah on a level that very few people are at. That's why that's the ultimate objective. But where we need to start is controlling our knifes, right? Because that's sins, what are sins sins are temptations that are presented to the heart temptations to disobey a lot. So you have to learn to control your desires. willpower, that's what you need to give up. Since What do you need to resist since willpower, right? That's what you need. That's what it is. Maybe you're not familiar with the term calling it well,

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but that's what it is. If you if you study my course you'll understand totally. So brothers and sisters mastery classes.com slash Facebook mastery, classes.com slash Facebook, share this video.

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There's lots of stuff about the Paleo Diet if it interests you. I don't say that's the diet for you. I don't say it works for me. That's one of the things that it makes sense to me.

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I love it. One of the things that was really important for me is it forced me to actually do a lot of my own, you know, I had to actually now start looking at the food that I was getting. Go to a supermarket and walk down the shelves and you know what you'll see 90% 90% of food in supermarket is literally a mixture of sugar, flour, and fat. sugar, flour, fat, sugar, flour, fat just mixed together in different ways with different flavorings. Think about it. Pastor, biscuits, crisps, right? crisps, really potatoes. Really once you fried them. That's it. It's just sugar and fat. Potato is a starch and it's literally like eating sugar. Okay, most of the stuff is a combination of

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those things. That's all it is with a bit of fancy packaging. Right? That's not good for you brothers and sisters. It's not right.

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The stuff you need to eat fruit and vegetables and it should be organic. As much as possible. You know pay for organic chicken. Pay for organic lamb or lamb tends to be one of the most natural meats you can eat and pest pesticide chemical free.

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Islam actually

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your the taste the difference in organic chicken, it's astronomical the difference in taste, brothers and sisters Alhamdulillah has worked for me, it may not work for you, but no diet, no diet is really going to help

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if you don't have willpower, if you can't resist temptation if you don't know the strategies, because that's what willpower is, that's what I teach in the Seven Pillars of willpower. They are strategies, they are mental and physical strategies that are going to help you resist temptation. It's also knowledge because you need to and once you begin to understand what's going on, you see I talked about in in the previous part of this Facebook Live, which keeps getting cutting off. I'm really sorry about that brothers and sisters, please share this video. Yeah, in the previous thing, I was talking about how we human beings probably for a million years, or plus, who knows. Right? Who

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went who knows when Adam came down from from from gender. But there's lots of evidence that human beings have been around for a long, long time. Most of us were hunter gatherers, we hunted animals, you know, we fished, and most of all, we lived off berries and nuts and seeds. Okay. And, and, and those type of things that and it was all very natural. Okay, no pesticides, no processed food. And there's lots of evidence that when people who have had fifth generations natural diets, we've seen it, have started eating processed foods, they start dying, they start dying early, they start getting disease, they start getting cancer. Okay.

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So brothers and sisters, looking after your health is part of what Allah expects from us as a Muslim.

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But how are you going to really resist? You see, because we've been programmed to go to eat those sweet things.

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Because for most of human existence, we lived in a calorie deficient environment, we couldn't get enough to eat.

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So making sure that you ate those sweet things, And that you ate those fatty foods, and you ate those high calorie foods was essential for our survival. So we're programmed to eat quickly, and not think and grab those high calorie foods. But that's what's killing us in the modern time. It's everywhere. Everything is high calorie, pizza, sugar, flour, potatoes, fats, it's everywhere. It's so available. But our brains, grab, grab, grab, don't think In fact, actually, your body releases chemicals that stops you thinking about it too much.

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And that's exactly what you need to do. Because willpower is about pausing and planning and thinking. Now one of the things you can do is take your time, whatever it is you eat, appreciate it. Think about how Allah has given you this beautiful food, be mindful, okay, this is a very good way, even if you're not even if you're not, to be honest, if you're just mindful about what you eat your student, you'll soon start feeling really uncomfortable about eating things that are not good for you.

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Naturally, you will think about it. If you start thinking, if you're eating some piece of junk, and then you start thinking, how did this come to me? And you start thinking, Okay,

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that doesn't sound really good. This chemical that chemical aspire to mean this or that or whatever. Okay, that doesn't sound good. When you think about an apple or a peach, or dates, or melon, or these things, you know, this is Allah, what he's created for us. The other stuff, we just made it up ourselves. And so what do you think is going to be better for you brothers and sisters? So if you think about that, even just that, if that's the only thing you do, it will help you hugely Take your time. Appreciate your food. Okay, slow down. But I'm going back to this time when we were, you know, caveman, hunter gatherers, not really caveman, but hunter gatherers. So that those instincts that

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served us so well for hundreds of 1000s of years, don't work for us in the modern world. And that's why we have to learn willpower techniques. We have to learn them we have to learn how to overcome those urges. hamdulillah. Allah has given us the brain handler, Allah has given us the brain, but we have to learn how to use it. And I've been spent the last four years looking at and discovering and researching what science has uncovered about how our brains work, how our bodies work, how we can develop strength.

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Geez to resist temptation. And that's why I came up with the Seven Pillars of willpower can help you do a lot of things in your life brothers and sisters overcome procrastination, which is the killer. Right? It kills your dreams. So what we'll be talking about tomorrow,

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right? What's the one thing really if you think about it, that stops you doing what you need to do?

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somewhere?

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procrastination? Yeah, I'll do it later. I'll work out in the gym later, I'll go for my bike ride later. I'll do that work later, or read that book later, right now is too painful. How do you overcome that? But that's really what's stopping you. That's what's stopping you.

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But how, how do you overcome it? There's techniques, the strategies is what I teach Seven Pillars of willpower.

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mastery. classes.com, slash Facebook $7, will get you the first two weeks. After that, we'll bill you $90, because the full course is $97.

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If you don't want to pay the $90, just tell us we'll cancel it.

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If after 30 days,

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you don't like the course it didn't work for you. We will give you your money back guaranteed. But I don't think you're going to be wanting it you're going to be saying to him, when's the next course? When's the next level? Because I want to come with you on this journey of self mastery. Okay.

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So brothers and sisters, don't wait and say, oh, I'll do the course later. Because the problem is, if you think like that, you might not get it because we're going to close it on Sunday is going to be closed, Sunday closed. There may Hutton

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hollows

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that's it. We're closing it on Sunday. If you haven't bought into the course and you haven't signed up by Sunday,

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you will not get to do it. Until we open it again. And we don't know when that's going to be we will open it eventually. Or who knows. I'm going to be working on some other stuff. I'm going to be taking my students, the people who want to come with me on a journey of self mastery. I've got lots of amazing stuff planned really amazing stuff. It's too much stuff. That's the problem is there's so much I want to share with you brothers and sisters is unbelievable.

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So much beneficial things that I've learned over these years and years Alhamdulillah and I'm sure the stuff you're going to teach me We're all we're all growing. I haven't reached some ultimate destination.

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Brothers and sisters. That's it for me. My food has gone cold, I'm going to have to go and heat it up again. It's been a pleasure talking to you.

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It's very easy to find out more about the Paleo diet as well. If that seems like something you can always ask it to me if you join us and you're on our private Facebook group, which is part of what you get when you join

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the willpower course. mastery classes.com slash Facebook. Please share this video brothers and sisters, please sign up please sign up for the course and don't forget a final Facebook Live is going to be tomorrow.

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What's stopping you reach your dreams. I'm going to be knocking those things on their head.

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Each one by one every excuse you make we're going to be going through them

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join up for the course in the meantime brother and sister has been a pleasure as always your brother in Islam I'm sorry, we kept on getting disconnected. I guess things like that happen sometimes but you have to keep trying and shot a lot. That's another thing I teach willpower calls don't give up. Keep trying. Persevere. inshallah, you will get there in the end with the permission of Allah Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh