Here's another one! All about sugar addiction. So interesting!!!!
You can also download it for free from itunes. I listen to these from my phone -which makes it really convenient b/c then I can listen to it anywhere - while driving, exercising, around the house, etc...
I have really been trying to listen to my body by being aware of how I feel after a meal. I am dragging my feet at the conclusions I am coming to! Grrrr. I am finding/realizing that it's not just refined sugar that I'm addicted to... it's carbs -which essentially, our body treats as sugar. Oatmeal (not cooked) w/ cinnamon, maybe some peanut butter, and a few raisins with milk is a HUGE treat for me... but my body doesn't respond well to it. I don't know why I'm surprised, with the dried fruit, milk, and high carbs of the oatmeal. I've been in denial. But, my body doesn't lie... and I want to listen. (In case you're wondering what "doesn't respond well to" means- my tummy bloats/gas, I want to eat more (my mouth is hungry), I get tired etc.)
I've also noticed I do really well with a lot of vegetables in the morning. This morning I had my usual 3 eggwhites cooked w/ onion and sweet peppers, 1 over-med egg, and a bunch of kale chopped and saute'd in coconut oil. A plateful of goodness. I feel good after that. My energy is up, I'm satiated... A good way I monitor how I'm feeling is asking myself if I'm ready for a hard workout or long run. If my answer is noooooo - then I know I should probably cut that food out. And that's where I am with oatmeal. -At least how I prepare it when not cooked. I do better with a small amount of cooked oatmeal b/c I'm only adding the cinnamon...
Eat well, be happy!
Lunch was: tilapia, pan roasted onion, peppers, zucchini and kale (added at the end) cooked in coconut oil. Very satisfying. I need good amounts of protein at each meal to feel good.
Snack: 1/2 apple and peanut butter
Ran into a friend at the gym and had a great workout!!
Snack (pre dinner) pistachios
Dinner: Steak fajita salad- red lettuce, spinach, steak strips, onion, sweet peppers, dollop of greek yogurt, avocado slices, topped with fresh squeezed lemon and pepper.