Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Taking it down a notch.

I've been checking out the blogs listed in that Coping with Crohn's article that I mentioned the other day and I came across Farty Girl. I can definitely relate to what she's going through and I like reading her blog. I was reading old entries this morning and I came across this little snippet and had to post it here because I love it.

"While I try to support my nutritional news with proof, it's hard to know what justifies as proof nowadays. Every day, journalists report different health trends. These trends all cancel each other out. Think back to the eighties, when nutritionists claimed that fat was causing Americans to become obese. Now, post-millenium nutritionists claim that fat is good, but bread is bad. We can argue anything and find proof for it.

A few posts ago, my IBS-BFF left a comment that has been reverberating in my guts. She said something along these lines: Listen to your body. Eat what makes you feel good. Don't diet. Work on making yourself feel better."


Listen to your body. Eat what makes you feel good. Don't diet. Work on making yourself feel better. Oh how I love that line. It made me breathe a little sigh of relief. I put so much pressure on myself about being gluten free and maybe casein free and perhaps I should be sugar free too? And what if I'm soy intolerant?? Because they say it's very close to gluten and casein so I must be right?!?!?! And geezus I've put on a lot of weight this year, should I start counting calories again? Even though you know you're not going to stick to it, be serious, you haven't lost weight via calorie reduction since 2002. It's not gonna happen girl, just give it up. Oh gosh for heaven's sake, relax already!!! You know what makes you feel bad and what doesn't. Listen to your body. Eat what makes you feel good. Don't diet. Work on making yourself feel better.

Here's to a healthier, happier, more relaxed 2009. Happy New Year's Eve Everyone!!

2 comments:

Sheralle said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Diana said...

There's a reason that the word diet contains the word die, I'm sure of it. All the articles I read say don't die, change your way of life. That is what we need to do to be healthy. Being healthy is what counts.