Friday, September 24, 2010
Food Rule Number Four: Listen to your Body!
Regardless of your age, your body is attuned to your needs. Those cravings? Heed them! Who knows how the body knows; our stomach has brain functions, neurons!
So, listen and make a note.
I find that if I ask myself what I want to eat, I answer with something new, something whole, something different from what I had yesterday.
Provided that I do not indulge in foods that mask my true hunger. Too much salt, sugar, fat, tend to be addictive, pushing us to want more of the same. Who can eat just one potato chip? Who can have just a taste of a brownie? Remember those crazy rules that asked us to just have a bite of dessert.
Who can have just a bite? Sugar wants sugar!
I've become wiser in this area. One bout with a stomach problem, and I'm listening carefully.