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Three Considerations

Thursday, November 12, 2015

This is from Metabolic Effect Facebook Page, Nov 12th entry...

"Constructing a lifestyle that works for you involves three considerations.

1) Does it work with your unique metabolic expression? Your metabolism has subtle nuances that distinguish it from everyone else. For some coffee makes them crave sugar. For others coffee suppresses hunger for hours. That's just one example of thousands. There is a great deal of overlap of course, but being aware of these subtle metabolic differences is huge.

2) Does it fit your psychological sensitivities? We all have different personalities and behaviors related to the way we receive and react to food. Does emotional stress cause hunger suppression or increase hunger and cravings? Are there psychological "comfort foods" that you prefer? Knowing your mental emotional reactions are key as well.

3) Does it match your personal preferences? You are never going to continue eating food you hate, nor avoiding food you love. Make sure you include as many of the foods you love as possible while still achieving your health and fitness goals.

Health, fitness and body change is not about rigid rules and scare tactics. It is useful to know that many who teach this stuff do seem to unconsciously interject their own fears, biases,[ ] ... into the discussion. You should recognize that is their unique psychology expressing itself and you should consider whether changing your diet is wise. For them gluten may be "toxic and eat your brain" (they seem to love the word toxic don't they?)... But for you it may be a benign and enjoyable part of your diet.

So stop following rules and see things as guidelines instead. Nutrition is not black and white, it's gray. I don't care if you are eating nothing but jelly beans all day everyday. If it keeps hunger, energy and cravings at bay.... If you are achieving or maintaining your optimal weight ...... And if your blood labs are moving toward or staying in healthy ranges, then you can confidently look at the nutrition Nazis and tell them "I know what works for me, so shut...[ ] ..up" "

This is a process, I have been more aware the last few weeks on the things I eat and how they make me feel. Whether I feel satisfied? am I still hungry, do I have cravings? do I like it.? did I have a gain?

For example, the nutritionist at my ND's office gave me some Renewal Greens powder. It tastes horrible! It was expensive so I will finish it, but I will not get it again. I rather eat greens than drink them!
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    This reminds us to use our brain as we plan our meals and snacks! Thank you, Carrie, for the thought provoking info. emoticon
    1782 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/5/2015 4:43:12 PM
    Thanks for the info Carrie. It makes a lot of sense.
    1805 days ago
    Great info!! I finished the book. I got a lot of good info from it. Its not as easy to follow (the book) as I'd like. I'm hoping the new one is more user friendly. How are you doing with your workouts? They seem a little complicated for me. But I'm using another plan in the same "spirit" of theirs.
    Best wishes!!
    1805 days ago
    Thank you for sharing.
    1805 days ago
    Wonderful info, Carrie! It's so easy to fall into that rut of thinking everything you hear or read is true to everybody when in fact, we are all individuals with different things working for each of us! We know that, but sometimes, after reading stuff so long, we wonder why we aren't seeing the same results in ourselves that we read about. This is really a "no-brainer", but one that I think most of us find ourselves in from time to time! So thank you so much for this post! I hope your journey is coming along great with all you are learning, too!! (((HUGS)))
    1805 days ago
    1. Coffee makes me hungry. 2. I'm not a stress eater. 3. I budget my daily treat. Personalize!
    1805 days ago
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