Major restriction or dieting can infact slow down your metabolism. The short term gain is that you lose the weight and feel better, yay! However I have some news for you, many current studies are now showing that those who lose that weight rapidly ultimately end up regaining the weight after a period of time. Why is this? Well if you’ve been at a particular weight for a period of time, the body gets happy there. Our body and brain are lazy, they like being comfortable. And for reasons not fully understood yet, our body does everything it can to get back to this metallic set point, the one where it’s comfortable(6).
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In essence what I am saying is that if you want to have create meaningly change with your dietary choices everyday then you will need to work hard on discovering and aligning your values to your actions. Sounds like an easy thing to do but this can be challenging as it’s not how we are used to thinking. And our lazy but great brain prefers doing things the easy way.
We don’t only eat because we are hungry. Actually hunger is just the signal to remind us that our body needs fuel in order to perform its duties. Our food serves to support our bodies homeostasis. Bu what is that? Well, food is fuel, without fuel we wouldn’t be able to create energy for our cells to work.
“Anxiety is really strange” according to author and bodyworker Ste-ve Heines1. Indeed, anxiety is a really uncomfortable state of being and many people are experiencing high levels of it right now. Anxie-ty about getting back to work, how will things be, how close is too close, etc.
In a flurry of excitement, we set off about our journey to a new healthier us. We make all the right dietary changes, we rid the cupboards of all the nasties and stock up with plenty of good stuff like wholegrain pasta, quinoa, rye bread, beans, lentils, oily fish, good olive oils, fruits & veggies plus healthy treats.
Right now, we are facing many unknowns, many of us are concerned for lots of different and personal reasons. My personal sentiment today, if you are worried, then reach out and chat to someone, anyone. it’s small connections and sharing of concern that make will help us get through.
This was our second encounter with warrior camp this year and I have not been let down with either. I grew up in the country side where being outdoors for the summer was just how it was. Our cousins were our best friends, we trailed rivers and fields of cut grass making cubby houses in bushes and feeding our dolls mud pie.
As an introduction to my monthly mailing, I thought I would share a little about my JOURNEY WITH FOOD, how my MINDSET TRANSFORMATION has been the key to feeling better over the past 4 years. My journey with food started over 15 years ago, when I was diagnosed with IBS.