Body Wisdom

We used to eat pretty much like this, and we weren't gigantic. Go figure.

We used to eat like this, and we weren’t gigantic.

So, part of intuitive eating is supposed to be learning what your body actually likes and responds well to.

And this carb-fest I’ve been on is really throwing my body for a loop. I was in a total carb coma today. I slept nearly the entire day, actually. Just couldn’t wake up.

Now granted I do have thyroid disease. But usually I’m a bit more awake than this! Thank God my in-laws had the kids today. I was worth basically squat.

Another thing I’m finding is that I don’t like diet soda. I mean, I like the taste. Diet sodas have come a long way. But it actually kind of burns/tingles in my stomach. I’m not sure whether it’s just the carbonation or whether the chemicals are what are producing the burning, but, well…I don’t like it. And oddly, until I paid attention, I never realized I felt this way (physically) in response to diet soda.

So here’s a novel idea: I think I really am going to try to eat normally, or at least “normally” as I perceive it. No limit on portions as regards my hunger level at any particular meal, but real, old-fashioned, “normal” meals. A protein, a “starch” (that’s what we used to call them in the old days…she said, putting the tube back on her Preparation H), a veggie. Something along those lines. I already have breakfast planned: an egg scrambled with some vegetables, a piece of toast with butter and coffee.

Real normal eating? The hell you say…But yep. (deep breath) For the first time in 40 years, I’m going to give it a go.

Wish me luck.


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