Monday, June 25, 2007
I recently read info that tells that low-fat dieting is not as good for us as they thought. Did you know that our brains are 70% fat and we need enought fat for our brain and many cells. As it turns out it is not fat that makes you fat, It is eating too much (no big surprise there). What one wants to consider with fat is what kind it is. The unsaturated kind is the very best and of that the poly is king of the hill. We don't want to overdue our saturated fats, but stay away completely from transfat. It is so bad for us. That is what happens when man decides to mess with what God made.
Anywho, I bring this up because I recently read a book called how to survive your diet by Linda Moran. It was an awesome book that confirmed what God had already told me. This book is not about dieting, but about changing the way you think about food. For anyone struggling I suggest you read it. It had much helpful advise. The best was that you should eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied, not full just not hungry any more.
This is what God had told me about 2 years ago. I started down this path and somehow lost it, but now I am back again. I am so much happier now. I don't count calories or fat or anything. Now just because I don't do that doesn't mean I don't eat healthy. I do. I just listen to what my body is telling me and not all the chatter in my ear.
Linda says that our bodies know what they need. Some days we will eat more and some days less. I have already found that to be true. She states that once we start listening to our bodies we will naturally lose weight and level off what is right for us.
I started this on June 4th and have lost 4 lbs so far. I have eggs with the yoke and 2% milk, and full fat cheese. I am not gaining weight because of it.
If anything my biggest struggle is listening to by body and stopping when it says stop. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose, but I keep going because each set back just gives me something to learn from. This is the first time where I feel like I can really succeed. Nothing is off limits and therefore I don't seem to want it as much (most of the time). Most of it is has been liberting. I feel so much freeier now that I am allowing myself to have whatever I want. The only caviet is that I must be hungry when I eat it.
If you have any questions or want to chat about this feel free to respond or to email me firstname.lastname@example.org