A break from my reading notes
Sunday, December 16, 2018
I have attempted to read through the Beck Diet Solution 4 or 5 times, actually made it through the whole book twice, but failed on doing the daily to-do lists. All the while in the back of my mind is the "take time and energy to "diet".
Then I decided to read Neal Barnard's Breaking the Food Seduction - maybe to feel good about the if you keep failing - it's not your fault, it's the way your body is working against you.
Ahh, that sounds so good, doesn't it? It's not my fault that I keep stuffing potato chips in my mouth - my body is engineered to eat that fatty little- to no-nutrient foods. I really have a hard time buying that because I am making a choice to going to the store and buying that crap.
I am coming to the conclusion that it is all about choices and whether I choose to take the time and energy to diet. What am I going to choose?
I can eat junk food and feel like crap or I can eat food, real food that is as close to how nature intended it to be, and feel more energized. Some times when I am preparing my meals, I realize that it takes me at least 1/2 hour to prep my veggies. I almost always start with onion, carrot and celery. Plus I am attempting to make the meal large enough so I have planned leftovers. Then It takes at least 1/2 hour to cook. So that is an hour for meal time -- but I forget that the leftovers don't take as long so that makes the average meal time less.
The reality is that I AM taking the time and energy to make healthy meals. So, why am I eating so much junk? Because I am not applying that same principal to snacks.
Snacking is my downfall, I can eat my meals according to my plan, but totally through all wisdom out the window when it comes to choosing what I am going to eat for a snack. It is really just as east to grab an orange or apple as it is to eat potato chips.
I just needed to tell myself this because I am getting my mindset wrapped around the fact that I can survive without eating potato chips and candy bars. It really is all about choice, what am I going to choose to eat?