Butter? Who needs it when bread is melt-in-your-mouth fresh?
Last week, friends come over for lunch, bearing, not fishes, but loaves, or rather, variants thereof.
I over-indulged; it was a nice accompaniment to this Cream of Asparagus Soup and the other bowls and plates of comestibles that constituted a "Kaye's Lunch".
I paid the price, by tossing and turning my way through that never-ending night. I know that it was directly attributable to over-indulging in carbs. It was no surprise that I was not in the best of moods the following day. Mood brought to a body nearby, courtesy of food.
There was a time when I wouldn't have drawn a correlation between the sweats and what I had consumed earlier. It simply would not have been in my awareness.
That ability to see the relationship between what I do and how I feel is strengthened by regularly practising stress techniques. This allows for a deeper understanding and a more intuitive approach to life. Stress distracts. Your focus is
Here is how it works:
- Awareness - if you know you are doing something that is not your highest interest, you can catch it sooner
- Knowledge - of course, catching the behaviour doesn't make a big difference unless you understand why it's important to replace it and what to do in lieu of it
- Practice - lots and lots of time to practise, so that the target behaviour becomes an unconscious and wanted habit
Start noticing how you feel when you consume certain foods. Does the type of food you indulge in depend upon your emotional state?
Thanks to Fabiana Guedes for the image!