Wednesday, January 06, 2010
As I am working at getting my tongue to be happy with less sweet taste in things I eat or drink, I am also trying to retrain my thinking about when I eat, what I eat and how I exercise.
With the deep cold we are having right now...and the difficulty in warming our old old house, it is hard to get out to walk. My poor dog spent too long outside last evening and came in shivering!!! BUT..when you are doing something..like hauling firewood, for example...you are exercising...just not in the timed, workout (as in a gym or class) manner. So..am trying to concentrate on that kind of exercise.
It is also good to remember that moving generates heat..so when you are cold sitting there on the couch...if you MOVE, you will warm up.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Not too long ago, Dr. Oz made a comment to someone on his show about eating so much fat and sugar...he said if you don't stop consuming so much of those things, your taste buds can never mature (my paraphrase). Hmmm. Never thought of that. Mature tastes?
Then today, I received the Hauser Diet (Bear) newsletter which opened, in part, with:
"Retrain your brain away from sugar needs and Hypereating
Recent studies have shown that a diet high in processed sugar and fat can stimulate the brain's dopamine pathway – the pleasure-sensing area of the brain and that over time, the brain will want more of this stimuli to light up this pathway. Therefore, overeating occurs as a result of the learned behavior of consuming high sugar and fat items that are so common in the American diet. This behavior is now being coined as “hypereating”. "
Both of these items seem to me to inter-relate. I DO need to retrain my brain AND taste buds. I like all the stuff I should be eating, but always lean towards stuff I should NOT eat. My head knows all the reasons for better choices..so what part of me is leading me astray? My brain? My tongue? Seems like both working together. Worse yet, I can eat small amts of the good stuff..and usually be satisfied, but never seem to get enough of the NOT good-for-me stuff.
Retraining the brain pathways and my wayward taste buds sounds like a GOOD challenge for me to tackle. I wish DOing it was as easy as KNOWing it.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Yesterday I went to lunch with a friend. We went to Panera Bread. We split a soup and sandwich meal. So far, so good. Then my friend wanted to buy some bread and we stood there by all those pastries. I counted 23 kinds of pastry...all beautifully displayed. Oh..so tempting!!! I made it out without one bite (or purchase for later either!)
THEN, I had to frost and decorate a cake for a bridal shower. It smells wonderful while you work on it! This evening was the shower. The cake went over wonderfully well...and I didn't eat but one piece (I had to at least try it!!!) The guests ate about half the cake ...a 12 X 18 sheet cake. I was able to walk away and LEAVE it....I don't even know who took it home. I LOVE that cake. One small serving...I am really pleased!
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