Walking away from the mountain is a long trek – they do say Rome wasn’t built-in a day, and it did take a whopping 42 years to build up this seriously unhealthy relationship to food and anxiety, it’s not going to take a day to break it all down. But, after seeing the sports nutritionist, there have been some improvements.
- Firstly, I don’t have cravings anymore where all I could do is butter my desk at work, at a touch of salt, and eat it. And that is always good.
- Secondly, my blood sugar seems to be more stable. I am still always feeling hungry, but somehow it seems just less so… (maybe I am just having a good week?)
- Thirdly, I am really enjoying my running – and is also always good. I am going to run and lunch time now, although it is gale force winds outside, but if hubby can cycle in this wind, I can run in this wind.
- And lastly – for now – I don’t feel like I’m eating all the time.
So, surely I must be headed in the right direction? Well, we can hope – what I do know is this: I cannot continue to live my life surrounded by the idea that I need to eat all the time and eat everything in sight. It’s not healthy, nor is it balanced. So, I guess more than seeing the sports nutritionist, is working on my thoughts and attitude. And it is so hard – when you’ve been thinking one way your entire life, its hard to build up a new complex network of new thoughts.
She also said we must eat slowly, really chew our food well – and focus on enjoying our meals: give our brains and bodies time to realise that we’re actually full…