"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!!