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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LBBAKER 5/7/2012 12:59PM

    I make my own meal plans. i could write a book on lie! My trainer wants me to eat Paleo, but my insulin resistance does best with Dr Whittakers "Reversing Diabetes" meal plans. No, I am not gluten intollerant. Sprouted grains raise blood sugar more slowly, which is desirable for me. Grains in general are inflammatory and so I eat them in very real moderation.

I have eaten many different meal plans over the years and have developed some guidelines that seem to work best for me. And I try to remain open minded. I also just began an initial conversation with a nutritionist on Thursday. We will talk again tomorrow. I need some advise on how best to fuel my body for weight loss, training, and blood sugar control. Thanks for asking. Responding made me think about it very succinctly!

I think this entire site is excellent!

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ASLANSCUB 5/7/2012 12:15PM

    Do you make your own meal plans or have the ones from here? I have liked the ones from here because it feels very balanced...are you gluten intolerant?

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