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Your Body Knows Best!

Junk Food QueenI started my last post talking about food as medicine, it’s been a while since I’ve talked about health from the point of view of what we eat but it is something I am always thinking about. From Junk Food Queen to Miss Organic Raw Chocolate that’s me! Truly though, if I can change my automatic settings to healthy and actually tune into what my body really wants and needs, as opposed to the old taste buds, then anyone can.

The thing is that if you go down this road you will become more sensitive, I can’t get away with munching down on the sort of crap that I used to eat by the bucketful. The reason this is on my mind right now is the experience that I had on my last two overnight shifts, as you can imagine this can be a challenging time to be awake and working. I always have a good dinner before I head off to a 10pm start, but there are times when I want to nibble on something even though I’m not hungry. That’s when I reach for the cheap cream biscuits that are always there, and usually I get away with just that little bit. But last night I did that very thing and it all seemed fine until about 45 minutes before I finished at 4am I started to feel really sick.

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I navigated it by taking some time and going to the toilet, and then focused on taking deep slow breaths, slowly it began to pass but I am now quite determined never to eat those biscuits ever again. If necessary I will bring my own crappy commercial chocolate to eat, the question is why does it seem so necessary to have something processed and full of sugar when I’m not an addict anymore? I think there is some association with the state of being tired and wanting to go home so it is probably a remnant of the old comfort food habit that I had in a big way for so much of my earlier life.

This is a great blog about someone who changed her life by going on a raw food diet: http://fatkidsuit.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/60-day-raw-food-log-day-45-six-weeks-ago-i-was-depressed-and-weighed-254-lbs-today/

This is a great blog about someone who changed her life by going on a raw food diet: http://fatkidsuit.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/60-day-raw-food-log-day-45-six-weeks-ago-i-was-depressed-and-weighed-254-lbs-today/

Something to ponder on but not to take too seriously, I can safely say that ninety per cent of my current diet is very high quality and largely organic. When I eat at my local club the food is organic where possible and always fresh and good, the vegan cafe down the way does the best raw cakes on the planet! So if my body will allow me the odd bit of crappy food well and good, but cream biscuits are definitely off the menu!

Raw Key Lime Tart.

Raw Key Lime Tart.

Bon Appetit!

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Lets Eat.

Food can be a great challenge and a great delight, it’s been love/hate for me over the years but the concept of food as medicine has helped me a lot in shifting old patterns. The really deep ingrained ones tend to come back but never totally back to how it was, so always progress in the longer term.

I am currently in that phase where I keep slipping and feel like I am falling back just a wee tad further than would be wise. My weight is scaring me and that can’t be good, christmas is the wrong time of year to be steadily losing will power, the thin end of the wedge will not, on this occasion, result in me being thin! Indeed we are looking at a polar opposite here, hence the rising scent of fear!

So I am seeking the next stage in the journey towards optimum health and it will be both weight loss and detoxification. I feel a resistance to doing the HCG protocol again but I do know that it is a path that does work to lose the weight quickly. That which calls me also is the notion of shifting towards a total raw food diet, I know my body would thrive on that regime but I don’t know how it will affect my weight. One tends to assume weight loss, certainly detox particularly if I am eating organic food, but you never know until you do it.

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I keep thinking GREEN SMOOTHIES and then promptly doing absolutely nothing about it. If I translate my passion for kale in salads and stir frys into a GREEN SMOOTHIE there’s no telling where I may end up, there are no limits for Goddesses powered by green super food. Actually purple is supposed to be pretty good also and not just for burning off the dross with its searing flame, think eggplant and acai, blueberries, grapes and purple cabbage.

But first I need to get through Christmas…………I know I can do it the question is how big will I be at the end of that tinselled, flashing tunnel leading to the North Pole? Will I be the size of a house or even mansion, generously overflowing my fabulous wardrobe, or will I merely be the size of a truck or perhaps a small moving van. Keep watching this space, you are all my witnesses Goddess help me, I WILL SURVIVE the season of Sugar and Starch!

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