The Crazy Thing About Real Food*

candyFirst, some background:

  • I was stuck in the diet/binge cycle for 30 years
  • Sugary packaged foods were my binge-drug of choice
  • It felt terrible physically and emotionally
  • The more sweet stuff I ate, the more I craved

But now:

  • No more diet rules, just reasonable guidelines
  • No foods are forbidden so there is no guilt over eating certain foods
  • I love feeling good so it makes sense to do the things that make that happen
  • Eating mostly whole foods and being physically active give me what I want

LESSONS LEARNED ALONG THE WAY:

Once I stepped away from dieting I was free to eat anything, even the foods that made me feel crappy. And I did. But I also began to listen to my body instead of diet rules…and soon I began to want to feel good.

I REALIZED WHAT I TRULY WANTED:
1. To feel vibrant in mind and body
2. To eat foods I enjoy
3. To LIVE whole-heartedly, which meant being life-focused, not food-focused

Over time, it became evident that eating real food (most of the time) got me what I wanted. Eating processed foods eventually left me feeling “wanting” – not good enough or full enough for long enough.

Some things I discovered about real food:

  • What I eat really does have an effect on how I feel, especially my energy.
  • It’s easier to stay at a weight that feels good when I eat real food.
  • Whole foods keep me satisfied longer so I don’t feel like prowling. .
  • Eating real food helps regulate my hypoglycemia (blood sugar) so I don’t feel crazy as often.
  • Real food has more fiber so it keeps me reg’lar.
  • I have WAY less cravings when I eat real food.

That’s it. I CAN EAT ANY DANG THING I WANT!!!! And – over time – I have genuinely come to crave whole foods most of the time.

BIG TAKE-AWAY: Eating nutritiously naturally happens as we become more intuitive and mindful. It’s a process – not a “program”. It takes time, honesty, grace, a lot of relapse along the way, and encouraging support from others who are on this same path.

If I can help you on your path in any way please let me know!

*Whole food (real food) is in it’s natural state – not processed and refined. It is close to the way it was originally found. An apple is a whole food. Apple Jacks is not.

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