Your body is amazing. Did you know that the composition of a mothers breast milk will changed based on the nutritional needs and deficiency of her baby. It is believed the process is regulated by the baby’s saliva as it feeds.
What does that have to do with your built in BS meter?
Do you not think your body as an adult has the same capacity to assess itself and place a distress call when it is lacking certain nutritional content?
I want you to start trusting that your body is intelligent. There is a reason your body is not satisfied when you eat CRAP.
Your body does not count calories. Your body is constantly balancing nutritional content and its’ needs. Your main objective may be to be skinny but that is not your body’s main objective.
Your body is your advocate. Your body is begging you for a functional level of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to run all of its’ systems optimally. Until you give your body what is is really asking for it will keep pleading with you through cravings, prompting and unsatisfied red flags. The problem is previously these built in instincts would motivate you to climbing a tree to grab that coconut. Now you just look down at the target check out and grab pseudo food to stop the pleading, which is much more appealing yet far less appetite suppressing.
Don’t think your body is fooled easily either. Grab that low calorie pretend chocolate bar sweetened artificially and slap the words energy bar-low fat-low calories on it your body is going to call you OUT,
“BS! That is crap! I want REAL food to deal with REAL issues beyond your summer bikini dilemma.”
Remember a calorie is a measurement of energy. Please be aware of how much energy is in your food BUT if you are just balancing your calorie intake and not paying heed to nutritional content you are not going to “win”. Your body is a fine tuned machine held together by nerves and a chemical explosion of hormones that will beg you more persistently than any 3 year old that NEEDS something from you right now.
Stop underestimating your body. Start listening to it. Start trusting it. The more you give it what it wants (a variety of food closest to the way God made it) the less it is going to keep nagging you for more AND Guess what? Even though it is not your bodies main objective your bathing suit will fit better.
This past weekend Isla, Noah, and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Mom. Jen and I worked together to create an awesome yet simple Mom’s day experience. One of my wife’s love languages is quality time. Which means that if we as a family want to show her that we love her the best way to do that is to carve out some distraction free time together. So we started the day with breakfast and then went for coffee on our favorite patio and leisurely strolled along the waterfront in our gorgeous city Kelowna, BC. The day was topped off perfectly with a family BBQ. It was one of those relaxed and satisfying dinners that had you sitting back and sighing a deep breathe of gratitude. I encourage you to plan a family meal together this long weekend. Food means so much more when it is tied to relationship and not guilt. We had reasonable servings of delicious healthy food in good company and I am still smiling at the thought of what an awesome day it was. I posted a picture of our dinner and I promised I would share some of the recipes. SO here it is.
1/2 cup of orange juice
2 tablespoons of orange zest
1/2 cup of all natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
1/4 cup of sodium reduced soy sauce
2 teaspoons of fresh finely chopped ginger
4 cloves of minced garlic cloves
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Add 4 cubed uncooked chicken breast to marinade and let stand in refrigerator for up to 8 hour.
After soaking your wooden skewers in water. Skewer the marinated chicken and vegetables of your choice. We use red and orange peppers, onions, and zucchini.
BBQ until chicken is cooked through.
We served the chicken kabob with our absolute hands down favorite salad that is from a friends blog, you can find the recipe here:
Brown Rice Noodle Salad With “Best Ever” Peanut Cilantro Dressing.
Our dessert was lemon tarts (we cheated a little and used store bought pre-made tarts) The lemon filling was homemade from the cookbook you got to buy. Against All Grain.
Play on words intended, got your attention didn’t it?
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