Listen and provide

Posted by Jennifer Campoli on December 29th, 2010
Filed under Fabulous food, intuitive eating, Motivation | 2 Comments »

My body is ready for the holidays to move on.

The thought of sugar is truly not appealing.

The idea of eating out in a restaurant is the last thing I want to do.

For once. I can tell what my body is asking for.

And it's ALL THIS….

And this

Maybe even some of this

Oh and you better believe lots of this

And I'll be making some of this

Am I still enjoying some of the homemade cinnamon raisin bread, cornbread and chocolate chip cookies that are on our counter? But of course friends! 😉 I like balance, what can I say?

But here's what is different now than before…

I'm not eating the above items because I say I should, or because I want my jeans to feel better, or because I want to lose weight or have a flatter stomach. I am not eating the above items because I binged on sweets or overate the entire holiday weekend.

I am eating these foods because they are exactly what my body is asking for.

Cravings for a salad? You bet. Simple oatmeal? I dream about it. Fresh fruit? I can't get enough of it.

And I am just as excited about these foods as I was for the homemade apple pie, gingerbread and candy cane cookies last Saturday.

And I ain't lying.

Trust your body friends. Listen, listen, listen, listen. It never makes a mistake.

Don't set yourself up for disaster as we approach the new year with a strict, harsh and insane food plan. Don't demand that you exercise for 60 minutes everyday of the week. Instead, demand from yourself that you listen to what your body needs. I can promise you this…it will tell you what it needs.

What types of foods are you craving this week?  Is your body asking for specific foods?

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2 Responses to “Listen and provide”

  1. Such an intriguing concept … but so hard to trust. I started off today eating just what I wanted — and then I went to work and couldn't say no to the mac & cheese, candy and cookies (even the ones I brought in to get rid of!) Now I feel blah again. Eating the ham, swiss and spinach sandwich on sourdough I brought for dinner helped a little. I also have some Greek yogurt and a banana that I'm dying to eat, but am not all that hungry at the moment. Maybe when I get off work.
    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss´s last [type] ..A happy holiday

  2. Jenn says:

    It is an equally intriguing and difficult concept Arlene. :) I know you are learning that day by day! There is a shift that can happen though. When you see the mac n cheese/cookies or anything that you know tastes good…your body says "I don't think I need that right now. I'm satisfied/content. But maybe later?" The key is to be okay not having a food even though you know it will taste good! It always will. But it will also always be there for when you are hungry and ready to eat.

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