Releasing Calorie Counting.
Jun 04, 2019
I think you make a really interesting point about stress hormones when we are underfed. I really enjoy thinking about and seeing all the ways our body responds (appropriately !) to food scarcity - in my mind the biggest crisis that can happen to a human (think as if you were a caveman). Your body is responding with heightened awareness, cortisol, food obsession and eating large amounts of whatever you find even if there's not a real food scarcity but a perceived food scarcity through denial of food or even through feeling stressed about what you are eating or not eating. I think your body THINKS there is food scarcity if there is stress associated with eating. Why would a caveman be stressed around food? There's not enough. Learning (I think from the F it diet) that how you perceive what you are eating actually causes physiological changes as well as impacts how food is digested was a big eye opener for me!
A Mind at Home with Itself
Dec 28, 2018
I, too, am REALLY enjoying this book. I am having a lot of fun practicing with my inner Katie voice. I am playing a lot during quiet moments with royally mindf-ing myself. Like "I am the rain, I am the creator of the rain, I am nothing, there is no rain" LOL. It came to me today, as I was reading my most recent email update from Rhonda Patrick, that I still really struggle with orthorexia. Specifically when it comes to longevity and health. I read the transcript of her podcast about time restricted eating and IMMEDIATELY feel anxious that I forgot I was supposed to be eating in a shortened window of time otherwise I will most certainly not survive another 5 years. Obviously that thought is ridiculous. How do you balance consuming the "newest newsiest news" about health in a way that is, well... healthy? There is likely something true and valid in the research and I would love to be able to be discerning and self-experimental while not feeling extraordinary anxiety.