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Neanderthal Genes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Brrr... it's chilly.

My Neanderthal Genes are kicking in. It's winter! Store fat! EAT EAT EAT!
I'm not hungry, but I'm craving, craving, craving carbs. I'm not craving junky carbs. I'm craving solid, nutritious carbs. And cinnamon. I'm also craving cinnamon... whatever that means... but, good god... the cinnamon almond cereal in my cupboard is screaming so loudly. I've eaten, probably about 1.5 servings of it today. I'm trying to stop. No, scratch that. I am stopping. I'm not hungry. I'm not. My body doesn't actually need it.

I am terribly afraid of the scale. I was a bit of a wreck last week, so I couldn't step on the scale last Friday. And then my weekend was a food orgy. I don't know where it all came from, but god, I ate so much. I did. I ate like a fiend. My jeans are a little tight today. Which is SO not good. I suspect I've gained back the 4 lbs I lost the other week.

I'm working out regularly. I am trying to stay on track nutritionally. I keep failing (see food orgy of a weekend) but I am seriously working on staying on track nutritionally. I wish I was craving junk food. Because I do much better at saying no to that, than I do when I get craving healthy foods.

Excess is Excess.

I don't NEED it.

Neanderthal Genes. I don't need you. I don't need to store fat for the winter. I don't. I've got a good heater in my lovely new house. I don't need you to keep me warm. Food is abundant and easy to find these days. So, please, my hunter/gatherer genes... please, go away. Find someone else to bother. I don't need you. I've EVOLVED. Why, oh WHY won't you?
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    Haha... I feel the exact same way. I think if my Neanderthal genes had their way I would say wrapped up in a blanket chowing down warm, carb-laden foods for the entirety of winter.
    1987 days ago
    Curse those blasted cravings to smithereenies. emoticon
    1987 days ago
    hehehe - it's pretty funny but you're right! Sometimes our bodies try to WAAAAYYYYY back! Hang tough girlie!!!
    1987 days ago
    Me too, Winter + genes = EAT!! Right now I'm making some thick soup (thickened with mashed potatoes) to satisfy the Neanderthal in me.
    Don't stress about the weekend. I ate terribly from Friday night to Monday noon so at least you're not the only one! We just have to put it behind us and start again right now : )
    1988 days ago
  • MARTY728
    I never thought of it that way! It makes sense. I guess I am simply closer to my Neanderthal ancestors than I thought! emoticon blog! emoticon emoticon
    1988 days ago
    I feel your pain! It really is that chilly time of year again & the body wants sweets and carbs. Maybe more sugar free hot chocolate / homemade cinnamon applesauce / pumpkin lasagna can cure our cravings? I figure there is always a healthy fix for these type of things! We can do this.
    1988 days ago
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