Monday, March 03, 2014
Just finished this great book that really got me thinking. Okay so maybe the message is the same as everything that's commonsense anyway, but the main idea of it is "hyper palatable food" otherwise known as junk food to us non-doctor types, makes you eat too much. Humans are programmed to want to eat high calorie food because in the past food wasn't so readily available. Food manufacturers want to you to buy their food so they make it high calorie: fat, sugar and salt appeal to the appetite according to your instinct to want to store fat, but these days they just add unneeded lbs , destroy your self control and waistline. Okay so nothing new there... but I really love his (David Kessler) tips on how to avoid getting sucked into the trap. Interesting psychological tricks to use to help yourself, I only wish there was even more. I particularly took away from it the idea that to some people, sweets in moderation just can't be done. I think I am one of those people. He also supports the non-diet mentality which I am all for. I can't believe I used to diet so much as a teen and younger woman. So stupid I could just go back in time and punch myself!
Well, onto the same old losing the last 10 lbs thing right now, just got back into the 140s. Woo! Bought myself a bunch of dresses fro spring and summer from Athleta that are size S that will definitely fit a bit better without those 10lbs of belly fat. That's all I have left to lose! And great health to gain! Also want to add another realization and resolution on a personal note. Alcohol really messes up how I feel and my blood sugar control. So often I feel kinda horrible after I drink, even if it's just 1-2 drinks. I think I would really like to completely give it up, at least for some months. This last weekend I have been feeling fantastic and I'm so sure it's because I haven't drank a drop. I am energized and I worked out hard. Been running 5 miles and getting more into spin class now too, feels a bit easier than it did. Yay!