Thursday, December 31, 2009
Eating behaviors are never perfect and there seems to be no physiological value to being a purist. It is sometimes hard to enjoy life and food when we expect so much from ourselves. I encourage you to let go of that concept and relax a bit. Food can be complicated, but it is also a very basic need for survival. We really don’t even need that much to carry on. Did you know that it only takes 10 calories to raise the blood sugar in the brain? That fuzzy, crabby feeling we get when we are hungry requires so little to extinguish. Of course, eating healthy foods, fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts and such keep us well while sugary, fatty foods cause inflammation and make us ill. Food serves a basic but generous role in our lives.