Walp. I haven’t got any progress to report on either the exercise front or the food front. Except for the fact that I dined at Zoe’s Kitchen with some beloved family members, feasting on turmeric rice with lime sauce and relishing the familiar tangy comfort of tomato bisque.
And, um, then I had ice cream.
So! Back to reading, I guess.
“The Whole30 rules and meal recommendations…target a sluggish metabolism [hello, that’s the Current Me], helping you restore a healthy hormonal balance, effectively regulate blood sugar, and become “fat adapted” (able to use dietary and body fat as fuel). Over time, the overconsumption of foods with no brakes conditions your body to rely on sugar for energy, leaving you unable to burn the fat stored on your body, and requiring you to eat every few hours to maintain energy, focus, and a pleasant demeanor. It also disrupts your body’s ability to manage your blood sugar, the delicate balance of key hormones like insulin and leptin, and how well those hormones’ messages get through to your brain. These changes not only promote energy dips, excessive hunger and cravings, and weight gain, but start you down the road to chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes.” – The Whole30, Chapter 1, brackets and bold type added for emphasis
That last sentence by the Hartwigs hits hard. This whole segment, in fact, describes my struggles pretty well.
Happy reading, folks.
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