While I do believe that my experiences and observations during Food Rehab 2010-2011 are relevant to A Runner’s Delight, I also realize many people come here for information rather than personal triumph, woe, and check in. That said, if you’re curious as to how the past nineteen weeks have been going, you’re welcome to keep reading under the cut. And if you’re not curious, then…don’t.
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After reading and reviewing David Kessler’s The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, I felt empowered to work on my own health pitfall of overeating foods that stimulate rather than appropriately eating foods that satiate. In order to change not just my habits but really my entire approach to food, I analyzed what triggers me to overeat, and came up with a few basic rules to follow in order to get a grip.
At my last check-in,the holidays had me more muddled then mulled wine. I was worried about eating too many foods that stimulated rather than satiated, and wanted to get back on the Kessler train with a more sustainable and worthy nutritious supply.
And now you’re in the know!
I’m rather surprised myself to report that things are going well. While eating out has been more frequent, the quality of food being eaten has been high (thank you natural food movement!!) and moderation has been restored. There’s been a healthy balance between working out, caloric intake, and just generally feeling rather perky.
I could definitely use more water. I had a few weeks where I hit 64 ounces, and I’d like to continue to aim for that goal (thank you Sarah for inspiring me!). Sadly, coffee does not count toward the water race. Shaking my fist at my desk lamp for that one.
Also, and we all might be really shocked to hear this, I’m going to try to you know…cook. Like, take real vegetables that I have cut up and put them in a pan and sprinkle something that looks like a spice on them and maybe mix up an egg, too. After many conversations with Mala and Angie and Tami, it occurs to me that really the only way to make sure you’re getting what your body needs in a positive way is to make it yourself. And yes, while I’m the queen of salad, I really should try being at least the dutchess of something that is made on the stove-top.
For next time: keep up the fitness (no complaints here, I’m a happy running clam), cook something (ANYTHING), and don’t let the celery in the fridge go to waste. Oh, and try one new kind of cheese. I know I love brie, but there’s more out there, and Whole Foods awaits.