All or nothing thinking is on the way out
Monday, May 07, 2012
I have been pretty hungry the last week as I have worked out quite a bit and also eaten differently, cutting down on dairy and grains. I intended to cut them out completely, but found myself tired, sore and lethargic. I learned long ago to not listen to my body and to question it and think the signals it sends me are wrong and bad! NO. I "caved" in and had some sprouted grain toast and some yogurt. Wow, I came to life before I was finished eating! I needed the fuel. Stored fat fuels my body and I will not starve to death. But for heaven's sakes, I cannot imagine that the goal is to try and severly restrict and yet that is where I default to automatically! The old idea is that if I want to lose weight and be "good" then I have to cut things out and listen to other people. NO. I could probably write a book on nutrition and I need to listen to my body. My body is my ally! As I listen I grow in discernment and ability to choose rather than simply react. Wow, love this new thinking. It feels just right.