I have started to love cooking again, and have tried so many great new recipes and foods. Just tonight for dinner I had brussel sprouts, which I had never even tried before. It is amazing how quickly my pallet for taste has changed. I now crave veggies and can't wait to try new things. A very interesting this I learned lately that I wanted to share with you is about hunger, or what we think hunger is. Often times when we are so unhealthy as I was you think you feel hungry all the time. So what do you do? You eat all the time. But when we are not healthy and uneducated about nutrition the thing you don't realize is that the reason you are hungry all the time is because you body is craving nutrition and hoping that maybe this time you will give it what it needs. It is kind of a vicious cycle. You eat crappy food, you get hungry, you eat more crappy food, which still doesn't make you feel better. When you are eating healthy foods and giving your body the things it needs it doesn't trigger those fake hunger pains. My body feels so much better after eating so healthy for the last month. I feel stronger and more able to do the daily things I need to get done. My kids are even starting to like eating their veggies.
Another interesting point that was made at our meeting on Thursday night was that all of these processed foods we eat, are essentially non-foods. They are processed SO much that they really are not even food anymore. Think about that for a minute. My challenge for everyone is to add more natural whole foods into your diet this week. If you get hungry between meals choose a healthy snack. Take the time to give your body what it is really looking for, and I promise you will start to feel so much better.