My Truths about Health
My weight has yo-yo'd up and down about 50 pounds in the last 5-7 years. The last couple of years have been spent trying to find the sweet spot, treat my food allergies, deal with my insulin resistance and handle my PCOS. There have been a lot of failures. And a lot of mistakes. And a lot of wisdom gained. Some of my truths from the last few years?
- Listen to your body. If it says it needs something, it probably does.
- This is intuitive eating (eating what your body desires) within the boundaries of a prediabetic body with food allergies.
- Eat real, whole foods. Everything else can be left behind.
- If it isn't a real, whole food you likely will compromise your body in some way. Listen to your body.
- Sugar really is detrimental. Truly. And the minute you are within its siren song, you will not be rational and lucid about what it does to you. That road only causes misery. Stop flirting with it.
- Fat, good fat, is really, really good. Vegetables with good fat are amazing.
- It is okay to mourn what you gave up to feel better. Also, remember to celebrate how nice it is to feel good, day after day. You now know some of the secrets to why you have felt bad for so long.
Those are some of the pieces of truth I have picked up a long the way. When I get too far away from them, I start to flounder again. Those truths are the reason I am passionate about real, whole foods and their effects on our bodies. I could talk about that all day long. I certainly want to some days.