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  • effortless, the natural way

    I do believe it is possible for eating to be stress free and effortless. That stopping eating doesn't go with awful and very low feelings. Feelings that seem to only be cured through eating more.

    I have gone through stages eating was less of a struggle. There are a lot of stumbling blogs to get there. Besides my abuse of food. I abuse food to fill my life, numb my feelings and give meaning to my life. I ruin my health and social life with it. I abuse food to fill my holes and lacks.
    I do have strong immune reactions to food, from oral reactions to fog and depression. This makes things harder. Being well on the way, having hope again, feeling better, but then getting brain fog, bloating, and low feelings and you do not really know what it is. Then you realize it must be the coconut milk. These reactions sometimes make me gain 5 kilos in a day, they rob me off energy and for some reason they give me the idea I have to eat.


    My goals are to feel fit. To live in a body that feel energetic and athletic. To eat without feeling anxious and depressed afterwards. And also not to eat too many animal products (to consider the planet)

    Right now my throat is swollen, my legs are swollen and I am a bit low thinking about the endless vicious cycles I am going through. I guess I struggle like most people who start a journal.

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    I will have to find out what works for me. Grains are definitely out. Processed food not good.
    Sweet potatoes I do not know,
    Dairy not really, but in small quantities seem all right
    No cherry tomatoes!
    Most importantly No apples, my favorite food

    Let's see how today goes

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    • #3
      Are you doing the 21 Day Challenge?

      Hope you have a good day. =)

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      • #4
        Oi, turned out not to be such an easy day yesterday. I managed to not only munch my way through a bar of dark chocolate but also nipped through half a bottle of red wine. Two things I haven't done for ages. It is funny how the unconscious reacts to conscious planning. I am literally baffled by the immediate chocolate and wine response, I didn't even realize I was doing something not quite according to plan on this first day.
        A human being is quite a funny creature. However funny, this is NOT the road to great health. Half a bottle of wine is quite a killer when you are not used to it

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        • #5
          Oops now I forgot what to plan for today. To be honest I feel tired and blah and just want to get some energy back into my system. Food is important, but at the same time one gets frustrated when expectations are too high. It's january which means even when eating clean people simply have less energy
          Today: I am planning cups of tea and an early evening supper of broccoli leeks avocado and goats cheese
          get strong and just allow yourself to be healthy

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          • #6
            3 cups of delicious tea later I feel so much better!
            I mix clipper organic earl grey with clipper green chai. It is the perfect comfort and pick me up
            Also, never plan dinner just after lunch. Simply does not work.
            I am learning stuff here!
            Accountability is the best, even when I am craving a almond marzipan an butter tartlet and accountability makes me actually not able to spin that one
            Good day everyone

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            • #7
              Tea is wonderful, isn't it?

              I agree on the accountability... one of my coworkers knows I'm doing this and she asks how I'm doing, which helps.

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              • #8
                Before I had lunch I felt good, energetic and generally fine just really hungry. I ate and started feeling tired, lightly nauseous and lethargic. The oddest thing is my body thinks that it can relieve this by eating…. And while I am eating I do not feel so lousy. Just after food. This makes it hard not to graze the whole day through. I am not quite sure what to do with this , it is basically what I have struggle with for years causing me to overeat, feel tired and ill throughout the day. What I eat makes a difference in in what way I feel lousy but not that I feel lousy. Maybe I should always plan a walk after lunch. However I also am so used to eating something when I come home.
                stupid stupid stupid
                I am one of those people who uses food to relax. It relaxes my brain but it stresses my body, which in turn has its effect on the brain. Simply said: very primal behaviour. At least something is totally primal!

                I am doing fine with no grains, I have been eating far too much dairy however, since I started I suddenly crave dairy. I don't even really like dairy

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                • #9
                  I think one of the biggest challenges is overcoming our complicated emotional relationships with food, whether it be to relax, as a reward, a compensation, the list is endless. Reminds me of the Weight Watchers commercial: https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...&hsimp=yhs-001

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                  • #10
                    The whole emotions issue, I am not sure if it is that simple. What are they actually? Emotions are physical reactions, and yes they fuck you up! , they are your body and the body is affected by sleep, food, connection, exercise, sun, fresh air, fun etc. Personally for me dealing with the body, how much to eat, when, how much to exercise, how often, same for sleep and relaxation and connection/privacy. Emotions seems to be symptoms of life. focussing on symptoms gives relieve, but it does not heal.
                    At the moment, I am doing great! It is slowly getting lighter, the dark part of january is such hard work!

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                    • #11
                      The whole emotions issue, I am not sure if it is that simple. What are they actually? Emotions are physical reactions, and yes they fuck you up! , they are your body and the body is affected by sleep, food, connection, exercise, sun, fresh air, fun etc. Personally for me dealing with the body, how much to eat, when, how much to exercise, how often, same for sleep and relaxation and connection/privacy. Emotions seems to be symptoms of life. focussing on symptoms gives relieve, but it does not heal.
                      At the moment, I am doing great! It is slowly getting lighter, the dark part of january is such hard work!

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                      • #12
                        True. For instance, cutting out wheat led to a drastic reduction in my PMS, where I used to be super irritable.

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                        • #13
                          it's funny, it is funny, i am doing well but when I get too hungry i will eat too much. Tonight just when I thought I have to start making supper, a friend dropped by for tea, she was only going to stay half an hour and that half an hour tipped me into being ravenous. I think I made the mistake of eating too fast. I guess when ravenous it is better to eat a tiny amount. Let the body calm down and have supper 20 minutes later. Considering the amount of food I had, I feel great, it is not bothering me other than I won't be able to be going to bed as I am too fueled up. That is a bit of a disaster. Otherwise I am fine. being accountable works. I would feel like such a failure dropping out. This is about following a path and getting lost a bit on the way but never 'falling off' People use 'falling off the wagon' It doesn't feel like that it rather feels like actually mapping where the path lies. It is not a path that is already set out. You have to clear a path through a jungle that is called life. And you got some directions, from science and other people who are clearing their own paths but it is an unique path. And discovering where it leads you, sometimes you might stray a bit to the west, you correct your direction. That is not falling off. There is nothing to fall off from

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                          • #14
                            I guess it is time for a mission statement. Why am I doing this. My aim is to have an heart that is as open and connected with everything as possible. To achieve this my energy needs to flow as beautifully and connected as I can achieve it to flow. For this I have to take good care for myself. Don't overload my system with food, not even healthy food. Eat 80% full, mostly plants, exercise that feels not too strenuous also 80%, The 80% entails that after food I feel my heart and not just my stomach, after exercise I feel my heart and not just my muscles and lungs, meditate, fresh air, and sunshine, even if it is filtered by clouds, it still feels fantastic. And to fill my life with varied experiences, encounters, nature, places and people. Be ALIVE in every cell. That is it. That is why I am doing this, if at any time I might forget

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                            • #15
                              In the mornings when I wake up usually I would used to start planning my breakfast, as if that was what my life depended on. Not because I was hungry, sometimes I will be hungry but that was never why I would plan that. It would be the safe thing to plan. Something I could not let go. Afraid of myself with an empty stomach, afraid of the openness I would feel. And especially in the mornings, at the beginning of the day, you are still so terribly vulnerable. I say terribly vulnerable while it actually is wonderfully vulnerable of course! And that is what it is about. Shifting that mindset and instead cursing the vulnerability and sensitivity that is me, living it! That said. Will I change the story? I am already changing the habit of immediately, even still in bed, thinking about what would be sensible for breakfast, instead these last few days I started planning what would make my heart sing, My heart likes stretching and dancing with some music, while looking around me, see the sun on the buildings across the street, or even just the grey sky (we're in London after all, one has to learn to love a well diffused sun) Stretching as if you'r dancing following where your body wants to go instead of the other way around, which seems what exercise entails. I will do a plank as well and some squats but mostly dancing, to make my heart rejoice the day. how much difference to a day 5 minutes can make. What fun. It works. throughout the day, remember to stretch, even if it is just the way you reach to something, reaeaeaeaeaeaeach out with that arm and pick up the paper. Behind the computer move those shoulders in circles, you can even move the waist behind a desk. There is basically ONE thing, ONE thing that is more important than diet, exercise, relationships and everything and that is to feel alive. and that is the one thing we tend to forget. trying to live the perfect diet, exercise regime, love life, parent, friend, below that is a sense of being alive. that is my 21 day challenge.

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