By: Jennifer Giralo
With this new lifestyle and new perception of food, I’ve grown to be more aware of my body and what it is telling me. The author explains that slim people listen to their bodies. Slim people know when they are satisfied and know when their bodies have not received enough nutrients. With the help of this book, I have been able to understand why I crave sugar sometimes or why I am still hungry. My body is simply searching for more nutrients, and eating ice-cream doesn’t assist in satisfaction. It actually adds to it.
I like the portion of the book in Week 8 regarding sugars. Sugars make you hungrier and make you crave more sugar. Sugar also tells your body to store fat cells. It’s important to feed your body protein, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, giving it the right message about food storage.
My problems are still with justification. I eat poorly still because I make excuses about being too tired to make food or feeling emotionally dependent on food. I’ll tell myself that it’s just this one meal, just this one day, just this one week of poor eating, and I’ll start eating better tomorrow.
I enjoyed reading about a proactive approach to these deeper needs. Sometimes I can tell when I’m going to have an emotionally trying day, so I can better motivate myself when it comes to eating. I encourage and coach myself, telling myself that it will make me feel better about myself when I eat better and that my body deserves good food.
What are some challenges you still face? How have you conquered past sugar cravings?